Gun Group Says ‘Traitor’ Joe Manchin Has to Go

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Firearms Policy Coalition
Firearms Policy Coalition

Washington, DC -(Ammoland.com)- Following West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s March 20 veto of Senate Bill 347, a move possibly inspired by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s fierce opposition to the civil rights proposal, gun rights supporters have renewed calls to ouster Manchin from their ranks.

Manchin, infamous for his authorship of the Manchin-Toomey gun control proposal, attacked the West Virginia civil bill in a March 12 press release.

“As a law-abiding gun owner, hunter, card-carrying life member of the NRA and Second Amendment advocate,” he said, SB 347 is “irresponsible and dangerous.”

“In West Virginia, we believe in gun sense, which is common sense…I commend the brave legislators who voted no.”

‘Gunsense,’ a term coined by and most often associated with the gun control group Moms Demand Action, is a euphemism for restrictions on Second Amendment rights. Moms Demand Action and its affiliates are backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a known gun opponent.

“Senator Manchin cannot escape his growing anti-gun record,” said Firearms Policy Coalition President Brandon Combs. “He had better enjoy being in the company of Bloomberg and his anti-gun cronies, because he doesn't have a home among Second Amendment supporters anymore.”

Gun owners and Second Amendment advocates can participate in the #BootJoe initiative at bootjoe.com, a website created by the Firearms Policy Coalition to urge gun rights groups to revoke the memberships of Manchin and other anti-gun politicians.

In a previous statement, Combs said that a “politician who keeps stabbing law-abiding gun owners in the back doesn't deserve to be a member of the National Rifle Association. It’s long past time for ‘Traitor Joe’ to get the boot.”

“I look forward to working with civil rights leaders and gun owners across the United States to challenge Senator ‘Traitor Joe’ Manchin whenever, wherever, and however we can.”

About Firearms Policy Coalition

Firearms Policy Coalition is a nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization that serves its members and the public through legal efforts, direct and grassroots lobbying, education, and technology. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the inalienable, fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms.

For more information, please visit www.FirearmsPolicy.org.

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    TEX
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    TEX

    Why would the the NRA want that traitor scum as a member ?

    james
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    james

    Can NRA cancel his membership?

    Cliff
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    Cliff

    You also have to remember, HE may be “openly Bucking” Obummer. (which may be just for “show” ) ANY so-called “GUNSENSE” Bills (Coined by BLOOMASSES “MOMS”) law is just a drop in the bucket to anti-freedom bureaucrats. It is just a way to, as they say, “for the camel to get their nose under the tent” After achieving, more “GUNSENSE” laws will be shoved down the throats of Law-abiding Americans throats! Time for a recall, if allowed In West Virginia.

    Janek
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    Janek

    Political action can be a slow process. Democrats were voted out of office during the mid-term elections of 2010 and 2014. We should keep this trend going and ‘Dump More Democrats’ in 2016.

    john Carr
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    john Carr

    I feel this story is very much off base. It paints a picture of Sen, Joe Manchin as some kind of a anti-gun monster. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m in no way a Democrat or support anything the Bozo in the white house does or says, and I thought the Manchin-Tommey bill was plain silly. They said nothing would change with the bill. Well, why write it in the first place? The main reason he was against the hand gun bill was there was no clause that required any training and there should be some sort of… Read more »

    Armyvet
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    Armyvet

    Although I wasn’t a strong supporter of SB347 I have to disagree with part of your statement. There is NO TRAINING required to legally carry a gun in WV. NONE. There is training required to legally carry a gun CONCEALED. Anyone can open carry anywhere except a few places (banks, federal buildings, etc) Everywhere else can only ask you to leave and even if you don’t you are not breaking any gun law if you don’t. You are trespassing. Traitor Joe needs to go! He abstains from voting pro-coal so as not to make the party mad, and is leading… Read more »

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    Your assertions are not supported by the facts. I believe it was either David Cordrea or Korwin who showed that, in self defense shootings it made absolutely no difference whether the person involved had training or not. Your car/gun analogy is apples to oranges. You never force people to do anything in order for them to enjoy an inherent right, in this case the right to self defense. By forcing them to get training your telling them they may only enjoy a right if they do something first. That’s not the way it works.

    Sean Dill
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    Sean Dill

    Except the bill doesn’t do that; it requires a person to be 21 years of age in order to conceal.

    Since the law allows open carry now without licensing, training, or taxation, the core change is allowing someone who open carries to wear a coat.

    Liberty Seeker
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    Liberty Seeker

    Joe Manchin is not a traitor. He is in reality true to his core Democratic beliefs. He may pretend to be a Second Amendment proponent for political purposes, but he cannot help himself at times, and we then see what he really believes. Never trust a Democrat comes to mind.