The NRA’s pathetic excuses for opposing universal background checks.
Fourteen years ago, Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, told Congress the NRA supported “mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show.” Now, despite several recent mass shootings, the NRA opposes such background checks, not just at gun shows, but for any seller other than a federally licensed firearms dealer. Why does the NRA, which claims to represent only “law-abiding” Americans, oppose such a requirement? In the last two weeks, LaPierre and NRA President David Keene have offered multiple excuses. Here’s the list.
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Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Rifle Association