Sen. Warner calls for Congress to pass new 'rational gun control' legislation

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Warner added that the "overwhelming majority of Americans who are gun owners" support stricter gun laws. The Virginia senator did not specify what type of new gun legislation he wanted to see.

"Now what those specifics ought to be, there will be time for that. Today the first two funerals of these children are taking place," Warner continued. "There should not be a Democrat or Republican position on this. It is time for this kind of senseless violence to end. There won’t be one perfect law to stop a crazy person from doing evil things. But when we have close to 30,000 killings a year from all types of gun violence, even if we save a few lives, we make progress."

Earlier in the day, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who also has an "A" rating from the NRA, said there needed to be legislative "action" on gun violence.

"It's time to move beyond rhetoric, we need to sit down and have a common sense discussion and move in a reasonable way," Manchin said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” "This has changed the dialogue and it should move beyond dialogue -- we need action."