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The NRA: Representing More Than the Second Amendment

AmyDB Wrote: May 06, 2013 2:53 PM
Ericagain said.... Unless you're saying the entire concept of a FFL is of no use, your argument makes no sense. How, if you're a convicted violent felon who's gotten out of prison, does it make sense to say you can't buy a Glock from your local gun shop, but you can pick on up, no questions asked, at your local flea market? _____________________ Eric for me this is not just an argument about background checks, it also gets into a private person disposing of privately owned property. I do not want the federal government's camel nose under the tent flap of this field. Doesn't matter to me what the private property is. Yes this is a slippery slope basis but when has the federal government not taken a mile when we the people give them an inch? The only way any law about universal background checks would work would be if we had universal registration to go with it. How can you regulate the private sales of any item if you don't know who possesses said item in the first place? See the logic there Eric?
AmyDB Wrote: May 06, 2013 2:58 PM
BTW most criminals purchase / trade for their weapons within a small circle of other criminals who traffic in stolen weapons. Most victims who have their weapons stolen report those thefts & so the weapons that most criminals use are recorded in a database somewhere.
hboring Wrote: May 06, 2013 8:48 PM
Gun show purchases from dealers are already subject to BG checks. There is no gunshow loophole. Sales between individuals are impossible to track without universal registration. We will never acccept that infringement. Criminals by definition do not obey the law. More gun laws will only make the law abiding suffer. If the laws on the boooks were enforced, we would need no others. The point is not safety; it is disarmament.

HOUSTON, TX. - If you’ve been to any of the National Rifle Association’s annual meetings, you’ll understand what I mean when I say the gathering is a true representation of what makes America exceptional.

This year, the NRA held its annual meetings and convention in Houston and was attended by more than 85,000 people. Last year it was held in St. Louis and the year before in Pittsburgh. Over the past few months, the NRA has seen their membership balloon and just last Friday, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre announced the organization has reached 5 million...