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April 14th, 2013
03:02 PM ET

The risky politics of gun control

Senators Manchin and Toomey on the possible political challenge after their gun bill on background checks.


Filed under: Gun control • Joe Manchin • Newsmakers • Pat Toomey • State of the Union
April 14th, 2013
02:49 PM ET

Senate draws NRA fire

Senators Manchin and Toomey draw NRA fire over their bipartisan Senate bill on background checks for gun purchases.

Sen. Toomey: "I think this debate in some ways is underscoring just the extent to which there is a polarization in our society, a political polarization, the acrimony that has gotten into politics is manifesting itself in this debate. And I think that's unfortunate."

Sen. Manchin: "What we're seeing is, is same as we're seeing in the political arena, whether you're Democrat or Republican, whether you're elected or you're running for an office, they're getting caught by different other extreme groups, really extreme groups who are putting out falsehoods and just outright lies that are not even addressed in this bill."


Filed under: Gun control • Guns • Joe Manchin • Newsmakers • Pat Toomey • State of the Union

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