NRA won't oppose background checks??? CALLS NEEDED !!


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BB62
March 12, 2013, 10:13 PM
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2...rds-fight?lite

"Senators negotiating a bill mandating background checks for all gun buyers are privately expecting the National Rifle Association not to fight the measure -- provided the legislation does not require private gun sellers to maintain records of the checks, NBC News has learned..."

IF this is true, it's complete and utter B.S. I encourage every NRA member and gun owner to light up their switchboard.

I will do so tomorrow, and I suggest you do the same.

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Bartholomew Roberts
March 12, 2013, 10:18 PM
NRA-ILA has already issued an official statement saying this is nonsense.
http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/news-from-nra-ila/2013/3/statement-from-chris-w-cox-nra-ila-executive-director-regarding-inaccurate-nbc-story-alleging-that-nra-wont-oppose-background-check-bill.aspx

The actual story you link to quotes the NRA as saying there is no agreement and that they do not support background checks. Sooooo... Not sure how much clearer it needs to be.

Frank Ettin
March 12, 2013, 10:24 PM
Okay, the NRA has responded. Nothing to see here. Let's move along.

Derek Zeanah
March 13, 2013, 11:16 AM
One more follow-up.

In my in-box this morning:An article appearing today on NBCNews.com is falsely reporting that NRA will not oppose legislation being negotiated in the U.S. Senate that would mandate background checks for all gun purchasers.

The story posted on NBCNews.com alleges that NRA will not oppose expanding the background check system to include all private firearm sales, "provided the legislation does not require private gun sellers to maintain records of the checks". This statement is completely untrue. The NRA opposes criminalizing private firearms transfers between law-abiding individuals, and therefore opposes an expansion of the background check system.

The NRA supports meaningful efforts to address the problems of violent crime and mass violence in America, through swift and certain prosecution of violent criminals; securing our schools; and fixing our broken mental health system.

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