NRA is firing back, Obama supplies the ammunition

NRAThe National Rifle Association obtained a copy of an internal Obama administration memo that may change the course of the battle between firearm enthusiasts and gun control proponents.

Since the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the NRA has been on the defensive against both federal and state legislative proposals.

The bills under consideration range from universal background checks and bans on the future sale of assault guns and high-capacity magazines to gun registration and the outright confiscation of weapons.

Alan Fram wrote for The Associated Press:

The memo, under the name of one of the Justice Department’s leading crime researchers, critiques the effectiveness of gun control proposals, including some of President Barack Obama’s. A Justice Department official called the memo an unfinished review of gun violence research and said it does not represent administration policy.

The memo says requiring background checks for more gun purchases could help, but also could lead to more illicit weapons sales. It says banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines produced in the future but exempting those already owned by the public, as Obama has proposed, would have limited impact because people now own so many of those items.

It also says that even total elimination of assault weapons would have little overall effect on gun killings because assault weapons account for a limited proportion of those crimes.

The discovery of the memo marks a serious blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to enact new gun control legislation. The crux of the memo is that legislation such as an assault weapons ban and background checks would be ineffective in curbing firearm violence.

It further states that the only government action that would work would be a buyback or confiscation program. The administration has never proposed such a program, for good reason: It would be political suicide.

Read more at The Associated Press. Be sure to take our Poll: Do you think national gun registration is the first step toward confiscation?

Here’s the new NRA ad that was produced as a result of the leaked Justice Department memo.

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  • Moejj

    I firmly believe that this is merely a first step. Of course, banning assault weapons will not curb gun killings. After the assault weapons are banned, then the next step will be to confiscate/ban all guns. Gradualism. Do a little bit at a time to achieve your goals. An immediate gun ban/confiscation will cause civil unrest. Chip away at the issue, and their goal will be met.

    .m

  • http://ivn nocashdav

    perhaps there is a need to curb government.. it seems they are in every factor of our life's.

  • KB Cook

    States' rights and nullification is the first line of defense against federal government overreach. Local/city/county government needs to address these issues and build state-wide coalitions to cement the needed resistance of the naked emperor and his administration from achieving their stated/unstated goals. We-the-people need to self-govern according to the spirit of our constitution. That's the bottom like to all this! Otherwise, welcome to Amerika , comrade.

  • http://facebook Robert L Knight

    The reason the progressives are again pushing their liberal agenda, including gun control, is the cooperation from a compliant and even complicit Main Stream Media. Progressives are socialist/Marxist who believe they can " fundamentally change" the society gradually rather than by violent revolution. Our Press has been infected with progressives for at least 60 years that I am aware of. Gun Control, like other liberal causes, are only vehicles to advance the socialist/ Marxist transformation of America. One of the social media has to take on the rest of the media. Set itself apart and position itself as the defender of democracy. Do in-depth stories on each network and press outlet, exposing them for the communists they really are. It will be a hell of a cat fight. Maybe in the process we can get enough attention to wake up the sheeple.

  • Mac

    I work in one of the most violent cities in America, with over 250 murders a year for a city of 550,000. I cant think of ONE homicide or shooting involving an "assault weapon" such as an AR-15 or AK-47, or "chopper" as the gangsters like to call them. Even in a city where 99.9% of all shootings and homicides are drug/gang related, almost all were committed with handguns. Secondly, none of those firearms were purchased legally, and none of the persons involved, including the victims were your average tax paying citizen. In other words, NO GUN CONTROL LAW affects what criminals do… That is what makes them criminals…they don't abide by the law. So instead of focusing on the low life scourge of the earth who are destroying our neighborhoods and communities, politicians are focusing on YOU, the law abiding citizen struggling to keep his head above water, doing the right thing, and trying to protect his property and family. You are the problem, because YOU can be controlled, because you respect and fear the law and it's ramifications. The Obama administration seeks to effectively disarm the American public so that these dirtbags can rape and rob from you at will. I tell you right now, as a police officer, I will never enforce any unconstitutional law or executive order these tyrants attempt to put in place. Liberty or Death.