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A House Democrat is pushing a package of gun reforms that a recent poll indicates is popular among members of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said the legislation .....will highlight what he calls a disconnect between NRA members and the group's leaders, who are in near-blanket opposition to tougher gun laws.


“The NRA’s absolutist position on gun issues is an impediment to the safety and security of the public," Moran said in a statement. <span style="font-weight: bold">"This legislation is designed to highlight that schism, offering popular proposals even NRA members support to prevent more gun-related tragedies."</span>

Moran's legislation is based on the results of a <span style="font-weight: bold">July survey conducted by GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who asked NRA members and other gun-owners about different gun-reform proposals.

Luntz found that:

• 74 percent of NRA members support criminal background checks on all potential gun buyers — as opposed to current law, which requires background checks only on those who buy from licensed gun dealers;

• 79 percent of NRA members back requiring gun retailers to perform background checks on all employees;

• 71 percent of NRA members would bar those on the FBI's terrorist watch-list from buying and owning guns;

• 64 percent of NRA members support requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms.
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<span style="text-decoration: underline">Moran's package would institute all those changes, while also establishing tougher standards for gun owners wishing to get concealed carry permits, including new age and safety-training mandates.</span>...........



On Friday, the NRA broke its week-long silence on the shooting with a combative speech from CEO Wayne LaPierre, who said the tragedy could have been prevented if someone at the school had been armed. He blamed gun reformers, Hollywood, Obama and the media for fostering an environment that at once glorifies violence and promotes hostility toward guns.

"Is the press and political class here in Washington so consumed by fear and hatred of the NRA and America’s gun owners that you're willing to accept a world where real resistance to evil monsters is a lone, unarmed school principal left to surrender her life to shield the children in her care?" he asked. ....



NRA President David Keene told reporters Friday that the group is ready to participate in the gun-violence conversation, but is declining to field questions until Monday.

House Democratic leaders, meanwhile, said they doubted that most NRA members — let alone most of the country — would react kindly to LaPierre’s message.

“The recommendation of an arms escalation in America is not, I think, a solution that the American people believe makes sense,” Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) said at a news conference at the Capitol.


http://thehill.com/homenews/house/274381-house-dem-pushes-gun-reforms-backed-by-nra-members-
 

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I have a big problem with the watch-list. Look how often the no fly watch lost is messed up. Not to mention who gets to define extremist. Of you have committed no crime you are not a criminal
 

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more goverment is not the answer. theres a left, right, up and down, not just a left and right.
 

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I have developed a serious dis-trust for all things eminating from the government. The rules are now being put forth by those who respect no ideas but their own. Our leader calls for co-operation and then refuses to bend from his policies. I don't always agree with NRA positions but must back them as they are the only counter weight to the left.
 

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The proposal sounds good and like most things from the GUMMINT will only be complied with by those that are already making sure that criminals and crazies are not being armed. Straw purchases, failure to securely store weapons, unlawful possession etc must be prosecuted to the fullest!! Bleeding hearts will say the prisons are full BUILD MORE or put them on ships anchored in deep water 3 miles off shore and give them fresh water and fish bait. Harsh yes, but my idol is Vlad the Impaler
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look at what can be done with that information. the NY map of handgun permits published by a liberal paper. the government said that list as well as background check lists will not be used by the government, do you believe that? what do you think an intrusive government will do with a list of all gun owners? do you trust them not to use a list like that? what say you governemnt liberals?
 
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