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In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, the NRA is pushing for putting more guns into our schools. The NRA wants armed security in every school. What could go wrong?
Consider this video. In 2006, a highly trained police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg with an "unloaded" gun while talking to a school class about gun safety. WHAT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN IF SECURITY GUARDS WITH EVEN LESS TRAINING CARRY GUNS INTO EVERY SCHOOL IN AMERICA?
Guns are dangerous - even in well-trained hands.
How does America achieve real reforms that will make a difference? It will require everyone, on both sides of the issue, to work together and make hard decisions.
Think guns are safe in schools? Think again.
at 8:18 AM
Friday, March 29, 2013
Support President Reagan. Support universal background checks.
Join The UNRA today. It's free.
Announcing “The UNRA:”
“Protect Gun Rights AND Our Children,”
New Advocacy Group “The UNRA” Offers Voice
to Gun Owners Who Support
Universal Background Checks and Rational Gun Laws
Gulf Shores, AL – Launching today, a new online advocacy group, “The UNRA,” will offer gun owners who support universal background checks and other responsible gun violence prevention measures as a place to voice their opinions to Congress. “The UNRA” (United Network of Rational Americans) calls upon Congress to “protect our rights AND our children.”
“As life-long Southern gun owners, we strongly support America’s history of responsible gun ownership,” said Watchdog Causes’ founder Scott Crider. “Like most gun owners, we also believe universal background checks are a necessary step that will save lives and will in no way undermine the 2nd Amendment.”
Groups like the NRA have failed to listen to their members, Crider said. “88% of the American people are behind universal background checks, including 74% of NRA members, but the NRA leadership is not. They aren’t listening to their members. They’re listening to the big gun manufacturers who only care about their bottom line and keeping the flow of increasingly more deadly, more expensive guns going into the marketplace – regardless of whose hands those guns fall into.”
Universal background checks, if implemented, will close gaping loopholes in America’s gun trade that enable criminals and people with dangerous mental disorders to easily obtain weapons and accessories, including military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used to slaughter 20 innocent children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT nearly 100 days ago. We learned Thursday that the disturbed young man shooter in Newtown was able to fire 154 rounds in under five minutes with these tools of mass destruction.
FACT: Background Checks Work. According to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence: “Since the Brady Law took effect in February 1994, more than 1.6 million prohibited gun buyers have been blocked from buying a gun from licensed gun dealers across America. Those prevented from buying guns have had felony records, domestic violence abuse histories, drug addictions, and mental illnesses that posed threats to others. A large number have been fugitives.”
FACT: But the Private Sale Loophole Means 40% of Gun Sales Unacceptably Go Unchecked. According to FBI data: In the 38 states that have not fully closed the private sale loophole, an estimated 9,856,984 background checks were conducted between November 2011 and November 2012, out of an estimated 16.5 million total firearm transfers in those states. 40 percent of this total—6.6 million transfers—occurred without background checks.
“Closing the private gun sale loopholes is a no-brainer. Virtually everyone wants universal background checks, and it doesn’t affect law abiding gun owners or undermine the 2nd Amendment,” Crider said. “Hell, the NRA once supported it. The Republicans in Congress in the pocket of the big gun makers who oppose universal background checks despite near universal support from their constituents are poster children for irrational Americans.”
The group plans to provide a platform for gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters to voice support for universal background checks to members of Congress. Events will be organized online, and on-the-ground, Crider said.
at 5:24 AM
Thursday, March 28, 2013
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at 8:11 PM