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April 5, 2012 | By David Horsey
The National Rifle Assn. has been so successful at pushing back gun-control laws that it has run out of laws to push back on. Once you can buy all the weapons you want at unrestricted gun shows and pack a pistol in a national park, it is harder to feel your 2nd Amendment rights are being infringed. And this is not good for the NRA because if folks are no longer scared of losing their guns, they might stop sending money to the gun lobby. To stifle any incipient sense of security, gun-rights advocates have been busy inventing new laws to solve problems that do not exist.
June 22, 1994
I pose this question to National Rifle Assn. members and their supporters: If you could save one child's life, would you give up your guns? ROBERT L. FOX Los Angeles
December 15, 1991
People say "guns kill people." The National Rifle Assn. says "people kill people." Isn't it time for people to kill guns? JOHN ALEXANDERS San Diego
April 17, 2013 | By Melanie Mason, Michael A. Memoli and David Lauter, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Gun control advocates had told themselves this time would be different. It wasn't. The two-decade deadlock that has gripped congressional efforts to act on gun control continued Wednesday as a measure to require more gun buyers to go through background checks failed in the Senate. With it sank the legislative effort to respond to the killings of 20 first-grade children and six educators in Newtown, Conn. The background check proposal, negotiated by Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.)
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