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NRA touts internal Justice Dept. memo contesting Obama gun-control measures
The hill ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | Julian Pecquet

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; confiscation; guncontrol; gungrabbers; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/23/2013 2:29:23 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Well YEAH they did.

The truth shall set ye FREE!


2 posted on 02/23/2013 2:36:46 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EXCH54FE

“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,”

Yeah Duh!!


3 posted on 02/23/2013 2:44:36 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Adding the keyword ‘banglist’ to your thread.


4 posted on 02/23/2013 2:54:53 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: EXCH54FE

“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.


5 posted on 02/23/2013 3:11:28 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: EXCH54FE
assault weapons account for a small number of gun deaths

When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 3:15:13 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Which, legallly possessing, individual did all of the shooting? As far as I remember, all of the guns used in the mass shootings were stolen and illegal!....from that aspect....

No legal owners were involved!!!!!!!

7 posted on 02/23/2013 3:23:00 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Universal background checks —> registration —> confiscation

That is the agenda, hand ‘em in peasants.


8 posted on 02/23/2013 3:23:33 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: EXCH54FE
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.

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.

9 posted on 02/23/2013 4:00:27 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: EXCH54FE

Come get ‘em, statist parasites!


10 posted on 02/23/2013 4:35:46 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: spokeshave

Just the sight of that son of a biotch turns my stomach


11 posted on 02/23/2013 5:26:00 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: EXCH54FE
I wonder why government is running scared. Maybe they are beginning to realize that millions of Americans are getting damn tired of them and their constant corruption and destruction of our freedom.
12 posted on 02/23/2013 5:30:26 PM PST by Logical me
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 5:43:34 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: EXCH54FE

If I said it once I said it a thousand times, registration is ALWAYS followed by confiscation.


14 posted on 02/23/2013 5:54:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Disambiguator
because assault weapons account for a small number of gun deaths.

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.

15 posted on 02/23/2013 6:05:53 PM PST by Rapscallion (The people sense what Obama has in store for America.)
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To: RicocheT

“The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” -Thomas Jefferson


16 posted on 02/23/2013 7:35:08 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

I don’t see how...we never had the Senate to begin with. The House is another matter.


17 posted on 02/24/2013 7:38:32 AM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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