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Tell President Obama: Stop the NRA From Making Our Laws

(1093) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 8:28 AM

Among the many dangerous bills that corporate lobbyists and the Tea Party are sending slithering through Congress is one supported by the NRA that not only flies in the face of states' rights to set their own local laws, but is a direct threat to public safety for millions of...

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Why We Must Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines

(818) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 2:59 PM

We were honored last week to join James and Sarah Brady as they marked the 30th anniversary of a tragic moment in history - the shooting of President Reagan.

James Brady, who took one of the bullets meant for the president, has since dedicated his life to preventing gun violence....

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A Response to Josh Sugarmann

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2007 | 1:26 PM

As the author of the NICS Improvement Act, I must take issue with Mr. Sugarmann's criticisms of my legislation. After Virginia Tech, the public took a long overdue look at the failings of our current background check system. What they found was staggering. Hundreds of thousands of disqualified individuals...

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How to Improve Background Checks in the Wake of Virginia Tech

(20) Comments | Posted June 12, 2007 | 8:12 PM

In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, flaws in the current National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) were exposed. The shooter was barred under federal regulations from purchasing a firearm. Unfortunately, a lapse in maintaining the mental health records allowed him to slip through the cracks and purchase...

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