NRA Says More Background Checks Not the Answer

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The National Rifle Association issued a statement Wednesday on the Senate\’s bipartisan deal on guns that includes expanded background checks:

\"NRA\" \”Expanding background checks at gun shows will not prevent the next shooting, will not solve violent crime and will not keep our kids safe in schools. While the overwhelming rejection of President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg\’s \”universal\” background check agenda is a positive development, we have a broken mental health system that is not going to be fixed with more background checks at gun shows. The sad truth is that no background check would have prevented the tragedies in Newtown, Aurora or Tucson. We need a serious and meaningful solution that addresses crime in cities like Chicago, addresses mental health deficiencies, while at the same time protecting the rights of those of us who are not a danger to anyone. President Obama should be as committed to dealing with the gang problem that is tormenting honest people in his hometown as he is to blaming law-abiding gun owners for the acts of psychopathic murderers.\”

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3 thoughts on “NRA Says More Background Checks Not the Answer

  1. Kim

    this is an excellent bipartisan agreement that will help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

    Next up is the assault weapons ban that was thankfully passed in CT, but is stalled by Republicans at the Federal level. Once they are voted out, the courageous CT laws can be passed nationwide.

    Finally common sense is defeating the NRA agenda.

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