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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:47 PM

10. NRA has weakened the background check system as much as possible

"Crying white mothers" is just another reminder of whose lives matter.

NRA slams gun-background system flaws it helped create

In fact, it was the NRA that led the effort to block the federal mandate, by financing and arguing the US Supreme Court case that let states off the hook. The 1997 decision in Printz v. United States threw out part of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, and made it optional for local courts, police departments and states to submit background information on residents.

The Brady Act, passed in 1993, established the federal system that screens firearm purchases at licensed dealers. While the FBI built its high-tech NICS system, local police were tasked with conducting the background checks.

However, the NRA teamed up with local sheriffs in Montana and Arizona to challenge the law, saying local law enforcement shouldn't be forced to work for the feds.

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