NRA Chief: Gun Controls Won't Pass Congress

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- The head of the National Rifle Association says he's confident that Congress won't approve an assault weapons ban or an ammunition limit in the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut.
David Keene called such gun control proposals "feel-good" measures that he says "won't do any good."
Keene is in Denver to meet with Colorado's Democratic governor and state lawmakers. He met with The Associated Press for an interview before sitting down with state officials.
Keene says universal background checks are popular with politicians but won't work. He says current background check systems are underfunded, and that requiring background checks on private sales would be a logistical mess.
Keene says that Congress and the states should focus on improving the existing background-check database.


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  • by James Location: Lansing on Feb 8, 2013 at 05:57 AM
    Frank, this is about common sense. Any politician with a brain (no matter which side) knows these proposals are a total failure, and won't do a thing to curb gun violence. The last "assault weapon" ban was all about cosmetics, and failed at every level. Today's gun control proposals are a knee jerk we gotta do something anything reaction, and will also fail miserably.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Feb 7, 2013 at 02:32 PM
    Let's hope the politicians are smart enough to vote down all of the proposed gun restrictions. They are nothing but useless knee-jerk reactions by people who have no idea what else to do. If any of them are actually stupid enough to vote for the weapons ban and magazine capacity limits, then that is a big problem that will have to be dealt with at the polls.
  • by Frank Location: Frankenmuth on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM
    Who have you bribed this time, Keene?
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