Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on April 29, 2013 @ 7:19PM
Created on April 29, 2013 @ 6:14PM
If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's the message coming from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin.
Over the weekend Manchin appeared on Fox News Sunday and said he's going to reintroduce his bill that expands background checks for gun purchases.
Manchin first teamed with Pennsylvania's Republican Senator Pay Toomey on the bill a little less than three weeks ago. The bill would've essentially expanded background checks, which are new required at gun stores, to sales of fires arms at gun shows and online.
It didn't take long before that bill died in the Senate.
On the national news program Manchin said he thought there was some confusion over the bill and he plans to bring it up again. Manchin had previously said this legislation was the action folks were calling for after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Denise Smyth, a Morgantown resident, told 5 News what happened in Connecticut was terrible. However, she said that doesn't mean anything has to change.
Smyth mentioned she's okay if the bill fails again.
"If people really want firearms they're going to get them," Smyth said. "They're just like drugs. If people want them they are going to get them. If people want guns they're going to find a way to get them."
Manchin has encouraged folks to read the bill. You can read the bill here.
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