Senator ‘Traitor Joe’ Manchin Doesn’t Belong in the NRA, Gun Rights Group Says

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Washington, DC -(Ammoland.com)- One of the authors of the failed Manchin-Toomey gun control proposal is back, this time working to unravel a civil rights bill overwhelmingly passed by the West Virginia Legislature.

United States Senator Joe Manchin, a self-described “card-carrying life member of the NRA and Second Amendment advocate,” has come out in swinging in opposition to West Virginia Senate Bill 347, a measure that would allow law-abiding West Virginians to exercise their fundamental, individual Second Amendment rights.

Senate Bill 347 was sent to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s desk after the state senate give it an overwhelming thumbs-up in a 30-to-4 landslide vote on March 13.

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Senator Joe Manchin

In a March 12 press release, Manchin said that, in “West Virginia, we believe in gun sense,” a propaganda term of art coined by the gun control astroturf group Moms Demand Action. The organization is backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is working to pass gun control proposals in numerous states.

“Senator Manchin appears to be exceedingly comfortable in his recurring role as the wolf in sheep’s clothing,” commented Firearms Policy Coalition President Brandon Combs. “Manchin has as much pro-gun credibility as ‘Bowling For Truth’ director Michael Moore, who also claimed to be a lifetime NRA member.”

“West Virginians overwhelmingly support SB 347. The West Virginia Legislature overwhelmingly supports SB 347. The only people who don’t support SB 347 are Senator Manchin and his gun prohibitionist pals,” explained Combs.

“An anti-gun 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.”

Gun owners and Second Amendment advocates can urge Gov. Tomblin to sign SB 347 into law at https://www.firearmspolicy.org/act/west-virginia/sb347. Additionally, FPC has started a Twitter hashtag campaign to urge the NRA to “#BootJoe.”

SB 347, sponsored by state Senator Dave Sypolt (R – Preston), is supported by the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, the NRA, and Firearms Policy Coalition.

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.

  • 15 thoughts on “Senator ‘Traitor Joe’ Manchin Doesn’t Belong in the NRA, Gun Rights Group Says

    1. If West Virginians get on the legislature to call a special session they Can override the veto . That would be sweet.

    2. I believe it’s time for some recall elections for these douchebags that swear to up hold the constitution, and then do ever thing in their power to work around it.

    3. Restore individual rights, remove Democrats from office. Machin, as most Democrats cannot be trusted, he is a snake.

      1. Give me a break rehafner there no better liars than Republicans. Manchin nor any Democrat should belong to NRA-GOP there the same stupid. All most all of there money go to Republicans

    4. Looks like AMMOLAND is a day late and a dollar short with their stories. Tomblin vetoed the bill yesterday, although the bill passed the Senate and house big time. Goes to show what kind of idiot we have for Governor. The will of the people spoke and this dumb a** vetoed it. As far as Joe Manchin, he isn’t the anti gun person you are making him out to be. He is the only Democrat that stands up against the Bozo in the White House.I think it was a big mistake for him with the Manchin-Toomey bill, but thank God it didn’t go anywhere.

      1. @John Carr –

        Paisan, Manchin already has shown himself to be a turncoat, when he and Pat Toomet and CHARLES SCHUMER (emphasis mine) co-authored that universal background checkes bill that the Senate rejected in April 2013. Yes, Schumer was the “silent 3rd partner” in that legislation. Now he opposes a bill that West Virginia’s reps voted overwhelmingly for.

        Don’t be surprised if this is Manchin’s last term.

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