Gun Control

Manchin: Gun Background Check Bill Will Be Back

Still looking for votes


One of the architects behind the bipartisan Senate bill that would have expanded background checks on gun sales signaled Tuesday that the defeated amendment could catch a second wind.

"We need five," said West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin of the votes he needed to whip, as he took his fight for background checks to New York. Citing Sen. Harry Reid's discussion of bringing the bill up for another vote, Manchin was unequivocal: "It's coming back."  He was also naming names.