There are some very unusual things going on in Washington at the moment. First, the 110th congress is actually making progress on a piece of bipartisan legislation. Second, despite being a gun-control bill authored by a Democrat, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), that legislation has the NRA’s support.
From Fox News:
_”Each year, tens of thousands of barred individuals slip through the cracks of the system and gain access to firearms,” McCarthy said in a statement. “Simply put, the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) must be updated on both the state and federal level. . . .”
[Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui] Cho’s case is apparently one of those that fell through the cracks. . . .
“Our members don’t want mental defectives and criminals buying handguns,” said [the NRA’s Wayne] LaPierre. “We supported the background checks and support the money to make it work effectively.”
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