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  •  My understanding of the concern... (1+ / 0-)
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    Icbo, I may be wrong, but I think roundhead is saying that the NRA thinks thousands of felons have failed their background checks, but gotten the guns anyway, but not been prosecuted for it.

    I don't think a person should be prosecuted applying to buy a gun, failing the background check, and then walking away without the gun.

    •  No, that wasn't what I was asking (1+ / 0-)
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      True North

      I have been seeing conservatives today literally saying that the current laws are not being enforced, and giving the failing of background checks but no prosecution as an example.  I don't think they are claiming these criminals are getting guns, but that these current laws are not being enforced because there is no prosecution for the attempt.

      •  From everything I see, the NRA has actively (0+ / 0-)

        worked to keep enforcement of current laws from being effective, for the same reasons they oppose any current registration & background check regulations or legislation.

        Not allowing reporting or research & the data collected from purchase applications isn't kept or shared as it should be.

        They set up the whole system to support the unaccountable ownership of guns & that's the public safety issue that needs to be fixed.

        Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

        by CA wildwoman on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:41:23 PM PST

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