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NRA Uses Justice Memo to Accuse Obama on Guns
NewsMax ^ | February 24, 2013 | Stafff

Posted on 02/25/2013 7:19:56 PM PST by lbryce

The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration — ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support.

The NRA's assertion and its obtaining of the memo in the first place underscore the no-holds-barred battle under way as Washington's fight over gun restrictions heats up.

The memo, under the name of one of the Justice Department's leading crime researchers, critiques the effectiveness of gun control proposals, including some of President Barack Obama's. A Justice Department official called the memo an unfinished review of gun violence research and said it does not represent administration policy.

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The memo says requiring background checks for more gun purchases could help, but also could lead to more illicit weapons sales. It says banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines produced in the future but exempting those already owned by the public, as Obama has proposed, would have limited impact because people now own so many of those items.

It also says that even total elimination of assault weapons would have little overall effect on gun killings because assault weapons account for a limited proportion of those crimes.

The nine-page document says the success of universal background checks would depend in part on "requiring gun registration," and says gun buybacks would not be effective "unless massive and coupled with a ban."

The administration has not proposed gun registration, buybacks or banning all firearms. But gun registration and ownership curbs are hot-button issues for the NRA and other gun-rights groups, which strenuously oppose the ideas.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; guns; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/25/2013 7:20:06 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Does anyone really believe its about safety? Maybe safety of power hungry corrupt politicians.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 7:21:23 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: lbryce

NewsMax sounds more and more like MSNbC .....judging by how they cover for the Obama Admin on this


3 posted on 02/25/2013 7:24:09 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: lbryce
Sorry about the url listed for the poll. Here is the correct url.

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4 posted on 02/25/2013 7:27:59 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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The NRA needs to take a look at this ... fake twitter, fake letters to the editor - fake protesters - AKA ‘rent a crowd’...

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/284679-gop-lawmaker-says-obama-using-fake-people-to-flood-twitter-with-gun-control-messages


5 posted on 02/25/2013 7:38:03 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: lbryce

Sorry - I’m not about to enter any poll by NewsMax. I did once, and they’ve been spamming me ever since... even though I’ve asked them repeatedly to remove my email addy from their list that subjects me to a constant flood of unwanted and unsolicited email.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 8:15:42 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

You’re response to newsmax confirms a working addy. As is so with all spammers.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 8:20:50 PM PST by theneanderthal
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To: lbryce

“Jay Carney said”

After years of naked mendacity, we know this administration well enough to know the difference between what they say and what they mean.


8 posted on 02/25/2013 9:14:36 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Ron C.

Try using one of those temporary e-mail address outfits like 10minutemail or guerrillamail. The address lasts long enough to confirm your poll answer, then evaporates.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 9:55:04 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Thanks bud, I didn’t know such things existed!


10 posted on 02/26/2013 6:46:19 PM PST by theneanderthal
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To: Charles Martel

Thanks bud, I didn’t know such things existed!


11 posted on 02/26/2013 6:53:17 PM PST by theneanderthal
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