April 11th, 2013
06:52 PM ET
10 years ago

Sen. Manchin to Sandy Hook parents: 'I can do something'

(CNN) - Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was noticeably moved by the Sandy Hook families he met Wednesday afternoon. He met with them just hours after unveiling a bipartisan bill alongside Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania that would extend background checks to guns bought online and at gun shows.

"I can do something," an emotional Manchin told the parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook attack.


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  1. Zerubbabel

    And a fine job you did sir.

    April 11, 2013 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    It seems most of the gop is out of the 90% of Americans that favor gun control loop . The 90 % vote ,the nra lobby doesn't ,do the math if you want to keep your job gop morons@!!!!

    April 11, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  3. MaryM

    Thank you Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Pat Toomey for at least trying.

    April 11, 2013 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    How about getting the mentally ill off our streets? That would be SOMETHING that would actually make SENSE!

    April 11, 2013 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    Pass gun-control laws. Period.

    April 11, 2013 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  6. S.B. Stein

    He has been working on it... It made a hurdle in the Senate today. We'll have to see what amendments are added and what passed.

    April 11, 2013 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |