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NRA's Letter to Congress Lays Out the Real Facts on Proposed Background Checks

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by kumabear17, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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    Here's the letter just sent Feb. 13th to Congress from the NRA:

    http://cms.nraila.org/media/10900841/nra_letter_to_congress_2-13-13_backgroundchecks.pdf

    It covers some - maybe all- of the key points a Universal Background Check System would entail.
    Two area that jump out to me are:
    "Mental Health Records and NICS
    According to a recent General Accounting Office study, as of 2011 23 states and the District of Columbia submitted less than 100 mental health records to NICS; 17 states submitted less than ten mental health records to NICS; and four states submitted no mental health records to NICS.[2]"
    “Universal Background Checks”
    While the term “universal background checks” may sound reasonable on its face, the details of what such a system would entail reveal something quite different. A mandate for truly “universal” background checks would require every transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental, or loan of a firearm between all private individuals to be pre-approved by the federal government. In other words, it would criminalize all private firearms transfers, even between family members or friends who have known each other all of their lives.

    Wouldn't that be something if you needed to do a background check to legally let your buddy, let alone your wife or son, shoot one of your weapons
     
  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    AARRGGGHHHH!!!! We are in for a fight fellas and we better be ready when we get called up to preform!!!
     
  3. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    This is really a back door registration program which could lead to confiscation. Moving the line in the sand always toward the loss of liberty and forward to tyranny
     
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