LaPierre rejects notion that most NRA members support background checks for all gun buys

  • Article by: KEVIN FREKING , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 3, 2013 - 1:50 PM
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melanieringFeb. 3, 1312:25 PM

These guys slay me. Gun registration has been around for many years, and I don't think it has ever hurt anyone. NRA are a bunch of paranoid guys who would not like Obama no matter what he did!

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crystalbayFeb. 3, 13 1:00 PM

The NRA's leadership is certainly revealing themselves to be paranoid and extremist. They no longer truly represent the vast majority of responsible gun owners at all. Their sole functions have become to rigidly oppose virtually ALL tightening or implementing of reasonable gun control laws, to incite irrational fears about confiscation, and, their top priority: to drive up gun/ammo sales for their masters, the gun industry. We have to register every car, after all, and cars are not produced to kill.

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sharkysharkFeb. 3, 13 1:37 PM

Wayne LaPierre has continuously recommended reasonable solutions that protect the rights of law-abiding Americans and could actually reduce crime. The mental health records need to be computerized as the NRA has requested for 20 years. It's not a "gun problem", it's a crime problem. The NRA represents millions of Americans that VOTE and won't stand for being talked down to by politicians with an agenda.

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bblheadFeb. 3, 13 1:52 PM

At this point, the NRA is doing a splendid job or marginalizing themselves. Reality is they should NOT be involved in the process, rather, individual citizens should be. It is time for lobbyists to stop dictating what our government does. By the way, I support the 2nd amendment, but a little common sense goes a long way.

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IHATELOGINS0Feb. 3, 13 2:22 PM

They are absolutely right...It's a crime and violence problem brought on by major social issues that neither side truly wants to tackle ...Wayne LaPierre is not blind to the real agendas going on here....Once the bull gets its foot in the door, it's hard to stop...Just look at what has happened to taxes in MN...Raise more sales taxes so we can pay for Wilfdome because they know they messed up by building Billionaire Wilf a stadium that wasn't really paid for. Gun grabbers take note, we see through the nonsense and what your true goals really are.

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comment229Feb. 3, 13 2:36 PM

Finally, and this is not a criticism or complaint or anything else, but the idea of prosecuting someone for trying to purchase a gun illegally, is laughable. If that is the case, then we also need to prosecute every single person under 21 who orders a drink at a bar, and is refused and yet, I see this happen mega times at bars.

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mnmaggiemnFeb. 3, 13 2:36 PM

@bblhead Feb. 3, 13 1:52 PM At this point, the NRA is doing a splendid job or marginalizing themselves. Reality is they should NOT be involved in the process, rather, individual citizens should be. It is time for lobbyists to stop dictating what our government does. By the way, I support the 2nd amendment, but a little common sense goes a long way.@...The NRA respresents those individual citizens that choose to be a part of the NRA

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russ999Feb. 3, 13 3:09 PM

he was for them before he was against them

NRA Wayne LaPierre May 27, 1999 after Columbine “We think it is reasonable to provide mandatory, instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone. That means closing the Hinckley loophole so the records of those adjudicated mentally ill are in the system.”

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sharkysharkFeb. 3, 13 3:12 PM

Blaming law abiding gun owners and manufacturers for crime ignores the facts. The mechanisms are already there to identify convicted felons and persons that have had contacts with law enforcement. The emphasis needs to be on adding mental health records to the registry and getting the system up and running. The NRA proposed this 20 years ago.

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paulusFeb. 3, 13 3:40 PM

If there was 100% guarantee that the libs will stop at registration, that would be one thing. Problem is some have already stated that registration, assault weapon ban, high capacity magazines, etc, are a "first step" to a total gun ban. Why would we even give them anything with statements like that. They want to do away with the 2nd amendment period. Forget it, "Molon Labe".

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