Democrats, NRA Reach Deal on Background-Check Bill

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by 2jaded2care, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. 2jaded2care macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2003
    "Senior Democrats have reached agreement with the National Rifle Association on what could be the first federal gun-control legislation since 1994, a measure to significantly strengthen the national system that checks the backgrounds of gun buyers.

    "The sensitive talks began in April, days after a mentally ill gunman killed 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech University. The shooter, Seung Hui Cho, had been judicially ordered to submit to a psychiatric evaluation, which should have disqualified him from buying handguns. But the state of Virginia never forwarded that information to the federal National Instant Check System (NICS), and the massacre exposed a loophole in the 13-year-old background-check program."

    A few days late, but I thought I'd throw it out there... not that we NRA members aren't still rabid, fanatical fringe-types who want daily gun-related carnage on our streets ;)
  2. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    This can only be a good thing. Nice to hear- this seems sensible.
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    I agree , a win win situation for both partys.
  4. Desertrat macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2003
    Terlingua, Texas
    What this does is provide funding for what's been the law for a decade or so. The records-keeping has been a serious problem. Not all states' systems are up to date or efficient. That leads to incomplete records for the NICS program.

    Insofar as "gun control", there is nothing new in it.

  5. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    Existing laws will be enforced, which is good enough for most.

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