NRA Responds to President's Gun Control Proposals

"Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution," The NRA said.

The National Rife Association has released a statement following the announcement of President's Obama's gun control plan, which includes 23 executive actions that do not require the approval of Congress. The President is urging Americans to put pressure on Congress to pass measures such as universal background checks on gun sales, a ban on military-style assault rifles and limiting the capacity of ammunition magazines.

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The NRA's press release states that "attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation." The entire text of the press release follows:

Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership.  Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority.

The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system, and prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law.  We look forward to working with Congress on a bi-partisan basis to find real solutions to protecting America’s most valuable asset – our children.

Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation.  Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy.

Bob Simmons January 16, 2013 at 08:39 PM
I'm not sure what registering is going to entail. When I bought my guns I filled out paperwork giving my personal information to I assumed the government. When I got my conceal and carry permit I passed a background check. When I bought my pistol I passed a background check. What are they asking for now?? I guess I could add that I wear white socks and sneakers most of the time.
Matt Hay January 17, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Under Federal Law, the Form 4473 that you have to fill out, which is then used by the FFL to call into the FBI's NICS call center, is not "registration." You will notice that while the FFL is on the phone they will never give the make, model, or serial number, and will only indicate if it is a long gun, shotgun, or hand gun. The point here is that the government does not get the serial number, so they cannot catalog who has what arms (you can run 1 NICS check to transfer multiple arms). The Form 4473 is kept by the FFL until he/she ceases to be an FFL, and it is then either passed to whomever assumes the business and retained by them, or they are turned over to the US Government. Even when the NICS Check is run, I believe by Federal Law, the information has to be purged from the FBI's system within 24-28 hours after collection. Point being, the difference is, that they are looking to create a registry, which is much different. You cannot confiscate until you know what arms are where, but when you require this on all transactions, they will. That is what this is heading towards.
Al Mount January 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM
How is it that you need a background check to own a gun...... But not to be President of the USA ??


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