Gun control gets unlikely backers in Congress; Obama to make it second-term priority
"Everything should be on the table," West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin declared Monday. He is a conservative Democrat, avid hunter and lifelong member of the National Rifle Association. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa proposed a study of both gun violence and mental health issues.
Virginia's Mark Warner, one of the few Senate Democrats who has found favour with gun rights groups, reversed course to back restrictions on assault weapons.
"The status quo is not acceptable anymore," he said.
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