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  •  the NRA (7+ / 0-)

    makes it impossible to discuss rational regulation, period.  Show me a law in the last 15 years that the NRA came out in support of which provides actual, functioning limits on gun ownership by anyone. Heck, show me one that they didn't oppose.

    47 is the new 51!

    by nickrud on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:26:38 PM PST

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    •  Here you go: (0+ / 0-)

      Gun control group MAIG says:

      The number of records entered into NICS has increased significantly since the law was signed in January 2008. As of December 2010, NICS officials were able to access nearly 70 million records when conducting a background check, including more than 1.1 million records identifying people who are prohibited for reasons of mental health. By October 2011, the number of mental health records in the NICS database had risen to more than 1.3 million. As the number of records in NICS has increased, so has the number of attempted firearms purchases that have been denied because of the mental health status of the buyer. In 2006, for example, only 405 gun sales were declined for mental health reasons; in 2010, that number increased to 6,103.
      The NRA backed the law.

      the purpose of the second amendment is to promote a well-regulated militia, in the same sense that the purpose of the first amendment is to promote a well-informed electorate.

      by happymisanthropy on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:08:36 AM PST

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