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Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat (Associated Press)

Pro-gun Sen. Manchin: 'We need action'

Sen. Joe Manchin III, a pro-gun West Virginia Democrat and member of the National Rifle Association, said Monday that "we need action" in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., and offered praise for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, who has pledged to introduce a bill to reinstate a ban on assault weapons.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat (Associated Press)

Feinstein: I will introduce bill to ban assault weapons

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, said Sunday she is going to introduce a bill on the first day of the 113th Congress to ban assault weapons, in the wake of the Friday shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 dead, including 20 children.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut independent (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Lieberman, Durbin: Restore assault weapons ban

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut independent, said Sunday the United States should restore a federal ban on assault weapons and also create a national commission on mass violence to examine gun laws, mental health laws, and the link between entertainment and violence in the wake of the deadly shootings in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 victims dead, including 20 children.