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The NRA Official Position on Maching Guns - What is It?

Posted on the 23 February 2013 by Mikeb302000
Josh Sugarmann for The Huffington Post
According to National Rifle Association President David Keene, fully automatic weapons should be illegal.
As far as I know, this is actually news.
Keene, the father of a convicted road rage shooter, actually supports banning a category of firearm. Granted, for most people, outlawing machine guns would be a no-brainer, but let's remember the organization we're talking about here.
And, specifically, this guy: Wayne LaPierre.
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In 1986, a ban on the manufacture of new fully automatic machine guns for civilian sale was added as a last-minute amendment to the NRA's federal flagship bill of the 1980s the "Firearms Owners' Protection Act," commonly known as "McClure-Volkmer" for its Senate (Jim McClure, R-ID) and House (Howard Volkmer, D-MO) sponsors. (A pool of pre-1986 machine guns registered and controlled under the National Firearms Act of 1934 remains available to private citizens under federal law.)

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