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Carlos Ponce

"They have refused to discuss alternatives that would keep Americans safe while protecting the right to own guns."
"The Fix NICS Act, which was introduced last year by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. The White House has signaled its interest in the bill and the NRA is not opposed..."
The NRA came out for letting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms regulate bump stocks rather than passing a new law."
The NRA is not the culprit here. They do not condone killing unless it in self defense or protection of a loved one.
And remember, an NRA member shot and wounded the Sutherland Springs church killer making him drop his weapon.

Kelly Naschke

The NRA doest dictate anything. Our constitution and laws do. The NRA is nothing more than the voice of LEGAL gun owners.

Gary Miller

Kelly. And the protectors of the US constitution.

Jim Guidry

Let me understand this: You want to make felons out of 5 million legal gun owners? And this will somehow prevent a deranged criminal from using one in a mass shooting? How does that work? Meth is illegal, doesn't seem to stop folks from using it. Besides that, can someone define "assault weapon" for me? It is not an AR-15. The AR15 is a semi-automatic rifle, which is now the most popular hunting rifle in the US. An "assault Weapon", by U.S. Army definition, is a selective-fire rifle chambered for a cartridge of intermediate power. If applied to any semi-automatic firearm regardless of its cosmetic similarity to a true assault rifle, the term is incorrect.

Gary Miller

Jim! I'm glad you are awake and on duty. Likewise the NRA who are the only ones who will offer gun laws that work. None of the gun laws offered or passed by the anti gun lobby have stopped the killing anywhere. Pres. Trump talks about expanding the Background Check System which is a NRA law. It can't work if all data isn't entered. What is the military name for assault weapons? PCC = Pistle cartridge carbine. Low power, high capacity, light weight gun and ammo. Most anti gun people can't tell the difference between an assault weapon and a punt gun.

Gary Miller

Why in the sane world would we let the people knowing the least about guns write gun laws? Nothing the anti gun lobby demanded has ever stopped the killing. Gun owners and the NRA demanded background checks. Worked when ever law enforcement entered the data needed to make the system work. All the failures, like Fla., were because data needed wasn't entered in the system. Don't blame the NRA for law enforcement failing to do it's job.

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