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Thursday, January 17, 2013

NRA Now "Very Supportive" of Tighter Background Checks

Posted by Goldy on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM

See, this is how the political game is played. President Barack Obama proposes more sweeping gun control regulations, and the NRA ends up giving ground on the notion of closing the "gun show loophole":

The president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Thursday said that the organization was “generally supportive” of strong background checks on firearm purchasers.

“We want to see the proposal, but as a general proposition, the NRA has been very supportive of doing background checks on purchasers through the instant system and secondly of adding the potentially violently mentally ill to the database,” said NRA chief David Keene in an interview with “CBS This Morning.”

There had been whispers just a few days ago, that President Obama would not seek to reinstate the ban on assault weapons. Had he not, no doubt the NRA would be sounding less conciliatory on mandatory background checks for all gun purchases—a proposal a new CBS poll shows that 92 percent of Americans support.

The assault weapons ban will no doubt be a tough fight in Congress, but thanks in part to its inclusion in the president's proposal, closing the gun show loophole appears all but done. Politics!

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