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Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat (right), a lifelong hunter and NRA member, plans to "go to every gun show" in the country in his effort to convince doubters  including NRA members  of the Senate background-check bill's merit.

Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat (right), a lifelong hunter and NRA member, plans to "go to every gun show" in the country in his effort to convince doubters including NRA members of the Senate background-check bill's merit.

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.