Skip to comments.NRA touts internal Justice Dept. memo contesting Obama gun-control measures
Posted on 02/23/2013 2:29:17 PM PST by EXCH54FE
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has obtained an internal Justice Department memo that it says shows President Obama's gun-control measures would not be effective without firearms seizures and national gun registration, the Associated Press reports.
The gun lobby is citing the nine-page memo in ads running in 15 states, including several swing states with Senate elections next year. In the ad, the NRA says the memo proves that the administration believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation and thinks universal background checks won't work without requiring national gun registration, according to the AP.
Obama has not proposed either of those ideas. Instead, he has called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as well as universal background checks for gun purchases ideas included in Senate legislation introduced last month by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
The memo, a preliminary document signed by Justice Department research director Greg Ridgeway, casts doubts on all of those proposals. It has not been made public.
The memo says the ban would have little impact especially if the many people who already have assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are allowed to keep them because assault weapons account for a small number of gun deaths. And it says the usefulness of background checks would depend in part on requiring gun registration, something the president has shied away from in the face of bitter opposition from gun-rights advocates.
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Well YEAH they did.
The truth shall set ye FREE!
believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation and thinks universal background checks won’t work without requiring national gun registration,
Adding the keyword ‘banglist’ to your thread.
“Police chiefs are asking our help to get weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines off our streets, because they are tired of being outgunned, “
Oh really? So says tutu wearing Rahm Emanuel’s selected Chi-town chief.
When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.
No legal owners were involved!!!!!!!
Universal background checks —> registration —> confiscation
That is the agenda, hand ‘em in peasants.
So what's all the fuss about, then? With all the wailing and gnashing of teeth going on in the media, you would think tens of thousands were dying from these things on a weekly basis.
Come get ‘em, statist parasites!
Just the sight of that son of a biotch turns my stomach
Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales. Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senators-near-a-deal-on-background-checks-for-most-private-gun-sales/2013/02/23/d55e5f4a-7d0c-11e2-82e8-61a46c2cde3d_story_1.html
It is WaPo but if true the RINOs folded like the progs knew they would. The demorats game plan has succeeded again two steps forward, one step back.
If I said it once I said it a thousand times, registration is ALWAYS followed by confiscation.
Heck cars are more worthy of a ban. They kill many more people every day. Keep cars out of the hands of criminals. Keep cars out of the hands of mentally ill people. Collect the "assault cars" and get them off the road.
“The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” -Thomas Jefferson
I don’t see how...we never had the Senate to begin with. The House is another matter.