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Law Enforcement Agrees With NRA, Background Law Changes Won't Reduce Mass Shootings

Posted on the 10 April 2013 by Susanduclos @SusanDuclos
By Susan Duclos
As headline after headline comes out about lawmakers reaching  deal on expanded background checks and "record-keeping", meaning a database of legal gun owners that they pretend is not a 'national registry," the NRA issues a statement against the compromise between Republicans and Democrats, and a survey reported on earlier the same day, shows law enforcement agrees with the NRA.
The deal:
Longo told BuzzFeed Wednesday that the brokered bipartisan bill — which would expand background checks for all commercial sales, including gun shows and internet sales — was completed early this morning, after staffers worked "pretty late into the night," said Longo.
The bill, which includes a record-keeping requirement but not for "a national registry," is likely President Barack Obama's last shot at passing a crucial segment of the sweeping gun control reform he called for after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., last year.

NRA's statement after the deal was announced:
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. While the overwhelming rejection of President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg's "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 tragedies in Newtown, Aurora or Tucson. 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.

Via the Gun Policy and Law Enforcement Survey (Page 7) , law enforcement officials agree with the NRA:
Law Enforcement Agrees With NRA, Background Law Changes Won't Reduce Mass Shootings
 Republicans and Democrats in both the House, where all members are on the ballot in 2014, and the Senate where one third of their members are on the ballot in 2014, many in states that oppose any restrictions on their Second Amendment rights and their privacy, will regret the assumption that Americans will tolerate a "compromise" of their constitutional rights.
Should they make the mistake of passing legislation, as is, through either chamber of Congress, then the 2014 midterms are going to be very ugly for lawmakers that vote in favor of this "compromise" to our rights.
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