NRA chief says he's confident magazine limits and assault weapons ban won't pass Congress

  • Article by: KRISTEN WYATT and IVAN MORENO , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 7, 2013 - 4:41 PM
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radster63Feb. 7, 1312:08 PM

Here's the solution, let's have lifesized cutouts of the NRA leaders, David Keene, Pepe LaPierre, and Ted Nuggent standing outside ever school and any other place that one feels is necessary. Now if that isn't scarey enuf, I don't know what else is.

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martin64Feb. 7, 1312:18 PM

The NRA is starting to be seen for what it is, obstructionist fascists.

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paulusFeb. 7, 1312:39 PM

I'm glad the obstructionist fascists are looking to protect my constitutional rights. I actually wish some of these idiotic laws were voted on so we could get rid of a lot of the Democrats in both the House and Senate. Problem is that most Democrats are more worried about being re-elected than actually standing up for what they believe in.

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windigolakeFeb. 7, 13 5:50 PM

paulus: "I'm glad the obstructionist fascists are looking to protect my constitutional rights." I am amazed that people will stand up for gun ownership, but will do absolutely nothing to protect innocent Americans both adult and children from being killed by the indiscriminate ownership and use of firearms. The ownership of a gun should carry more responsibility and training than driving a car. But no, if 21 youngsters get killed by an assault weapon, to bad for them. My right to own assault weapons comes over their "right to life." That's the NRA's priorities in our Constitution and in this whole issue.

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Jakein08Feb. 7, 13 7:39 PM

The NRA does not represent it's members, 74% of whom support universal background checks. The NRA represents the gun and ammunition manufacturers who care only about making money. The GOP has become the Guns Over People party. The NRA will find out in 2014 that they are not the all powerful special interest group that they once were when they used to have common sense. Michael Bloomberg has 22 billion and he says he will battle the NRA dollar for dollar in any election in America from now on. Many other groups are chipping in too...

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sharkysharkFeb. 7, 13 8:52 PM

Believe the President's rhetoric at your own risk. It's not guns that are the problem and the NRA is not the one to blame for crime. Failure to enforce the thousands of existing laws is the problem. How could any more make any difference?

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didwiddelerFeb. 7, 13 9:05 PM

If Michael Bloomberg can buy laws with his 22 billion, that's tyranny. Support the NRA.

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nrabadFeb. 7, 1311:47 PM

I'm a gun owner and the NRA is the most disgusting organization. The ATF has not had a director since the Bush years and their funding has been frozen for as many years,they can't use computers to trace illegal guns, the NRA has forced them to only use paper and telephones. thanks to the NRA. Congress will not even allow the study of gun violence. Thanks to the NRA. Selected ignorance.

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billybillyFeb. 8, 1311:58 AM

"If Michael Bloomberg can buy laws with his 22 billion, that's tyranny. Support the NRA."...............Do you really believe the NRA is looking out for gun owners? How naive! The three biggest NRA corporate donors are a high capacity magazine company who doesn't make guns, and two Italian gun makers. Do you actually believe they care about your 2nd amendment rights? Silly!!!

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stmosquitoFeb. 8, 13 2:00 PM

If we can register all cars, we can register all guns, magazines and body armor and track ammo purchases just like they do with cold medicine. No one is going to take your guns away and I disagree with any legislation that won't allow transfer of ownership. But if stronger background checks and registration could red flag potential straw buyers who turn around and sell what they buy to criminals, it could reduce the number of firearms on the streets where most of the gun-related violence takes place. This is a solution to the NRA talking point about how semi-automatics aren't the problem - it's the guns on the streets. If you are one of the "law-abiding gun owners", you have nothing to worry about. I have several hunting guns in my house and would have not problem at all registering them. All of the existing laws that "aren't being enforced" are not working because the GOP and NRA have managed to keep the ATF handcuffed for years. No one to blame but themselves.

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