The NRA’s pro-criminal

The NRA’s pro-criminal

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Since: May 13

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#1 May 4, 2013
Did You Know That To Maximize Industry Sales To Criminals the NRA Made Sure These Gun Laws Were on the Books
While the nation watches NRA-indebted politicians beat down new gun legislation this week, many are unaware of shocking, pro-criminal legislation the NRA has already pushed through. Despite the NRA’s rants about “bad guys” and how “criminals won’t follow laws,” legislation that actually protects illegal gun buyers and sellers is continually passed behind the public’s back.
It is hard to believe lawmakers and the gun lobby actually pass laws to prevent government agencies from catching criminals–the stated goal of both groups. But since 1979, there have been laws passed that are to keep the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from doing exactly that.
Exploiting “Must Pass” Spending Bills
The NRA’s pro-criminal, anti-ATF legislation is usually tacked on to appropriation bills which are considered “must pass” and get little debate or discussion, says the Center for American Progress in a new report. Maneuvering such riders through via big spending bills is so effective, it is like the “legislation version of catching a ride on the only train out of town,” admits Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s lobbying arm.
Because of such riders, when a gun is found at a crime scene, ATF officials have to wade through boxes of yellowing paperwork and microfilm and make phone call after phone call to potential dealers–because they are prevented by law from assembling a computerized gun sales database. Yes, current gun crime methodology is right out of an old episode of Columbo, Baretta or Miami Vice, before desk computers, thanks to the NRA. Let’s get those bad guys.

Since: May 13

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#2 May 4, 2013
Did You Know That To Maximize Industry Sales To Criminals the NRA Made Sure These Gun Laws Were on the Books
While the nation watches NRA-indebted politicians beat down new gun legislation this week, many are unaware of shocking, pro-criminal legislation the NRA has already pushed through. Despite the NRA’s rants about “bad guys” and how “criminals won’t follow laws,” legislation that actually protects illegal gun buyers and sellers is continually passed behind the public’s back.
It is hard to believe lawmakers and the gun lobby actually pass laws to prevent government agencies from catching criminals–the stated goal of both groups. But since 1979, there have been laws passed that are to keep the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from doing exactly that.
Exploiting “Must Pass” Spending Bills
The NRA’s pro-criminal, anti-ATF legislation is usually tacked on to appropriation bills which are considered “must pass” and get little debate or discussion, says the Center for American Progress in a new report. Maneuvering such riders through via big spending bills is so effective, it is like the “legislation version of catching a ride on the only train out of town,” admits Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s lobbying arm.
Because of such riders, when a gun is found at a crime scene, ATF officials have to wade through boxes of yellowing paperwork and microfilm and make phone call after phone call to potential dealers–because they are prevented by law from assembling a computerized gun sales database. Yes, current gun crime methodology is right out of an old episode of Columbo, Baretta or Miami Vice, before desk computers, thanks to the NRA. Let’s get those bad guys.
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#3 May 4, 2013
Did You Know That To Maximize Industry Sales To Criminals the NRA Made Sure These Gun Laws Were on the Books
While the nation watches NRA-indebted politicians beat down new gun legislation this week, many are unaware of shocking, pro-criminal legislation the NRA has already pushed through. Despite the NRA’s rants about “bad guys” and how “criminals won’t follow laws,” legislation that actually protects illegal gun buyers and sellers is continually passed behind the public’s back.
It is hard to believe lawmakers and the gun lobby actually pass laws to prevent government agencies from catching criminals–the stated goal of both groups. But since 1979, there have been laws passed that are to keep the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from doing exactly that.
Exploiting “Must Pass” Spending Bills
The NRA’s pro-criminal, anti-ATF legislation is usually tacked on to appropriation bills which are considered “must pass” and get little debate or discussion, says the Center for American Progress in a new report. Maneuvering such riders through via big spending bills is so effective, it is like the “legislation version of catching a ride on the only train out of town,” admits Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s lobbying arm.
Because of such riders, when a gun is found at a crime scene, ATF officials have to wade through boxes of yellowing paperwork and microfilm and make phone call after phone call to potential dealers–because they are prevented by law from assembling a computerized gun sales database. Yes, current gun crime methodology is right out of an old episode of Columbo, Baretta or Miami Vice, before desk computers, thanks to the NRA. Let’s get those bad guys.
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Since: May 13

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#4 May 31, 2013
Did You Know That To Maximize Industry Sales To Criminals the NRA Made Sure These Gun Laws Were on the Books
While the nation watches NRA-indebted politicians beat down new gun legislation this week, many are unaware of shocking, pro-criminal legislation the NRA has already pushed through. Despite the NRA’s rants about “bad guys” and how “criminals won’t follow laws,” legislation that actually protects illegal gun buyers and sellers is continually passed behind the public’s back.
It is hard to believe lawmakers and the gun lobby actually pass laws to prevent government agencies from catching criminals–the stated goal of both groups. But since 1979, there have been laws passed that are to keep the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from doing exactly that.
Exploiting “Must Pass” Spending Bills
The NRA’s pro-criminal, anti-ATF legislation is usually tacked on to appropriation bills which are considered “must pass” and get little debate or discussion, says the Center for American Progress in a new report. Maneuvering such riders through via big spending bills is so effective, it is like the “legislation version of catching a ride on the only train out of town,” admits Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s lobbying arm.
Because of such riders, when a gun is found at a crime scene, ATF officials have to wade through boxes of yellowing paperwork and microfilm and make phone call after phone call to potential dealers–because they are prevented by law from assembling a computerized gun sales database. Yes, current gun crime methodology is right out of an old episode of Columbo, Baretta or Miami Vice, before desk computers, thanks to the NRA. Let’s get those bad guys.
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Tom

White Plains, NY

#5 Jun 4, 2013
True very true
Tom

Ardsley, NY

#6 Jun 4, 2013
Wow something
Tom

Ardsley, NY

#7 Jun 4, 2013
Very well said

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