Gun Rights

Pro-Gun Lawmaker Urges NRA to Discuss How to Address Assault Weapons

Lobby group has been keeping low since Sandy Hook shooting


(Reuters)—A pro-gun U.S. lawmaker on Monday called on Congress and the gun industry to come together on a "sensible, reasonable approach" to curbing high-powered, assault weapons like those used in the Connecticut school shooting last week.

Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who has earned top marks from the gun industry, said all ideas should be open for discussion after the violence on Friday that killed 20 children aged 6 and 7.