Skip to comments.NRA Fires Back: Gun rights group to oppose Manchin, Toomey background check bill
Posted on 04/10/2013 10:36:37 AM PDT by xzins
The National Rifle Association will oppose the background check bill introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) Wednesday, the pro-Second Amendment group told the Free Beacon.
Manchin and Toomey held a press conference Wednesday morning announcing a bipartisan bill that would expand background checks for all commercial firearm sales, including gun shows and Internet sales.
The bill is the latest effort by the Senate to introduce background check legislation, after negotiations between Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) and Democrats broke down earlier this year.
Manchins office told BuzzFeed Wednesday that the senators had been talking with the NRA, but the Second Amendment group had thus far remained neutral.
The NRA has not said either way, Katie Longo, Manchins press secretary, told BuzzFeed. The senators have been talking to the NRA, but theyre still neutral.
A spokesman for the NRA said the report was wrong.
The NRA reiterated its opposition to expanded background checks in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon.
Expanding background checks at gun shows will not prevent the next shooting, will not solve violent crime and will not keep our kids safe in schools, the NRA said. While the overwhelming rejection of President Obama and Mayor Bloombergs universal background check agenda is a positive development, we have a broken mental health system that is not going to be fixed with more background checks at gun shows.
The sad truth is that no background check would have prevented the tragedy in Newtown, Aurora or Tucson, the NRAs statement continued. We need a serious and meaningful solution that addresses crime in cities like Chicago, addresses mental health deficiencies, while at the same time protecting the rights of those of us who are not a danger to anyone. President Obama should be as committed to dealing with the gang problem that is tormenting honest people in his hometown as he is to blaming law-abiding gun owners for the acts of psychopathic murderers.
MEMO to the NRA: In the past, you’ve ignorantly supported “pro gun” Democrats (as if such a thing were possible) like Reid and Manchin. So, are you ready to admit that this was a stoooopid flaccid attempt at faux bipartisanship now?
So the NRA is going to oppose the bill, huh?
Are they also going to oppose Manchin and Toomey (and Reid, among others they’ve given money to) from here on out?
The NRA’s support 2 cycles ago of Harry Reid was insane, and we all knew it was insane.
That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t acquire big boy pants and finally figure out what’s going on.
They are right about this.
No amount of background checks will keep creeps, demons, and ne’er-do-wells from injuring lives with various kinds of weapon.
Witness the knifings yesterday.
News flash: King Obama’s communists empire is action, NRA is talk and hope. Getting real pissed that the only group winning is the communists Democrats.
Let’s hope they’ve learned their lesson. Despite that recent history, they still are right about this legislation and this compromise.
And for those of us conservatives who fought for Toomey, one who was so “staunchly conservative”, we again have our eyes opened about a GOP politician.
Got any comments on that?
Pat Toomey rode the TEA party coattail to come up with this legislation with Manchin (D-WV). That’s the real crime.
The NRA is about action.
I think they’re regaining their edge.
They have done a stellar job in the battle for gun rights since the Sandy Hook incident became a means of manipulation by the socialists.
1) Where, in the Constitution, is the Congress authorized to require a background check prior to purchasing a firearm?
2) Where, in the Constitution, is the Congress authorized to keep records of who has purchased what firearms and when the purchases occurred?
3) Leftists keeping records of firearm purchases inevitable leads to leftists attempting to steal those firearms.
4) What part of "shall not be infringed" is difficult to understand?
“The NRAs support 2 cycles ago of Harry Reid was insane, and we all knew it was insane.”
Quid pro quo for a multimillion dollar shooting range on Federal land.
So, you aren’t arguing that pointless legislation is something we should just allow.
Therefore, it’s the matter of danger that you’re failing to see.
Checks require submitting names.
Submitted names can be compiled into a list.
The US Government wants a list of every gun owner in the nation.
Because it opens the door to gun registration is why...
What a COWARD.
Why doesn’t Speaker Bohener nip this in the bud and say that any gun control bill is DOA in the House, like Reid has done numerous time with budget bills ?
“Got any comments on that?”
Like they say in the investments business, “Past performance does not guarantee future performance.”
The NRA’s ratings are given based on how legislators voted in the past. Manchin has a good history on gun rights, thus the A ratings. I fully expect his future rating to suffer from this.
It does appear the socialist always use “felons” as a fall back push for more gun control because most gullible Americans will always support keeping firearms out of the hands of so called “felons” when in fact, the socialist are pushing legislation to prevent ownership, possession, and collection and eventual confiscation all firearms from “law abiding” Americans!!!!
Wake up America, they are coming for YOUR firearms, the use of “felons” has NOTHING to do with the latest gun control push and “Universal firearm Registry and Background checks” since “felons” cannot possess a firearm under current federal law!