National Rifle Association of America

Wrong To Ease Gun Purchase Rules

The vote in Congress to loosen the restrictions on gun buying to enable people with mental disorders to purchase firearms raises serious alarm about our elected officials [Feb. 15, courant.com “Senate Votes To Block Rule Meant To Prevent People With Mental Disorders From Purchasing Guns”].

The recent history of massacres by people with major mental illness, particularly the attack committed by Adam Lanza, should make gun policy easy — guns should be purchased and registered by people who will use them wisely. This vote makes it clear to all Americans that the Republican Congress and White House are clearly under the control of the National Rife Association. What intelligent person...

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