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Statement from the National Rifle Association

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Neil Pond
April 10, 2013 | 2,800 views | 24 comments

Fairfax, Va. - 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.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at and on Twitter @NRA.
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April 16, 2013 6:51am
THANKS MUSE.....Realizing that those bastards might have known the full ramifications of their actions really angers me. I guess it must be SOP to include an extra screw for future shafting of the populace. Maybe we should ... More ›

The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 15, 2013 2:01pm
Good shot Prairie. Course most of the unintended consequences are intended - they just don't us at the time of the first nibble.

April 13, 2013 4:51pm
Puzzled....I also will be entering my ninth decade in a few months. During my lifetime, there has been a constant government intrusion into the affairs of citizens. Some accept it and some resent it. My reasoning has always ... More ›

Wilson Co.  
April 13, 2013 3:48pm
Prairie, I guess I have lived in the bliss of ignorance, as you call, for 81 years. I grew up poor in the 30's and 40's, survived a hellatious tour of duty in Korea during the early 50's without getting shot, came home and ... More ›

April 13, 2013 2:32pm
Puzzled....First, it's the business of no one to know what citizens own guns. Second, why does the government want this information ? Third, will a large data base of gun owners make you or I more safe. An incident ... More ›

Wilson Co.  
April 13, 2013 11:03am
Pritts, where do you come up with these goofy ideas? No one but you nut cases has talked about ending our second amendment rights. I own three guns, a deer rifle, a shotgun, and a handgun, and I would gladly register them ... More ›

Equatorial Guinea, West Africa  
April 13, 2013 2:52am
Squawk, So what your saying is: Murphy has killed the Second Amendment in his state and now he is going after the First? Commies are on a roll!

squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
April 12, 2013 10:26am
Just read where Sen Murphy of Conn. is asking Fox to not air the NRA 500 NASCAR race. Nattering nannies of negativity.

April 12, 2013 10:05am
Facts.....Stupid nanny people enact stupid nanny laws. Stupid is as stupid does.

squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
April 12, 2013 8:52am
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Ben Franklin

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