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The NRA is Winning the Battle

nimh2 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 8:35 AM
The NRA must oppose "universal background checks". It is NO ONE'S business what guns honest citizens own . . . that being said . . . In lieu of mandatory universal background checks, I would open up the present NICS system to ALL American citizens, not just firearms (FFL) dealers. Those private individuals that are selling guns privately would have the opportunity to utilize the system if the buyer "looked" questionable".
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 9:47 AM
It is incumbent upon the private seller to use judgment in a private sale. If the buyer "looks questionable", then deny the sale. This can be done without a background check. This is why NRA does not support hte "universal" plan, but continues to support the point of sale NICS check at FFL dealers.
hotdog55 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 8:51 AM
background check on the person, I say is ok. I don 't want some "should be in the hospital nut" to be able buy a firearm of any type.As for registering fireams. no, as you said ,"no ones' business " how many I have.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 9:49 AM
the only way to determine if a mentally defective person has been entered into NICS is to check the NICS and hope that the mentally defective person has been reported to the NICS. That is the whole problem right now.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting we all knew that an impending gun debate would be a hard fought battle. Just after this week’s hearing on Capitol Hill, a new Forbes study finds that the NRA is winning the influence battle over gun control. In the new study performed by Forbes Insights, an independent and unbiased organization, they found that the “NRA and the pro-gun rights voices are winning the influence battle and will continue to be strong and more influential if the pro gun control voice remains fragmented”.

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