Tuesday, May 07, 2013 7:29 am
Backer of broader gun checks not giving up fight
The Associated Press
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says backers of expanded background checks for gun purchases must focus on "where the comfort zone is" with gun owners.
A bill Manchin co-sponsored with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania failed to clear the Senate last month. The National Rifle Association, which staunchly opposed the measure, celebrated its defeat at a convention in Houston.
Manchin tells "CBS This Morning" in an interview Tuesday that the NRA, of which he is a member, has been "rattling the cage" to stir up opposition to enhanced background checks. He says nothing in the legislation infringes on the 2nd Amendment rights of gun owners.