"He’s shaded awfully. I think the shading is rather dramatic on the side of his face. … It just seems patently obvious what they’re doing." - Joe Scarborough: NRA used ‘shaded’ Obama picture - Politico
"[A]s a practical matter … if you are a farmer, 30 miles from town and you want to transfer a shotgun to a neighbor, you’ve got to go 30 miles into town, find the federal licensed firearm dealer, fill out the paperwork, pay the fee, have the background check and then you have a responsibility to keep those records for inspection by the government and that’s a huge burden on citizens.” - Asa Hutchison, former Republican congressman who led the National Rifle Association’s school safety initiative.
"[A]s a practical matter … if you are a farmer, 30 miles from town and you want to transfer a
shotgun car to a neighbor, you’ve got to go 30 miles into town, find the federal licensed firearm dealer DMV, fill out the paperwork change the title, pay the fee, have the background check have insurance and a license and then you have a responsibility to keep those records for inspection by the government and that’s a huge burden on citizens.”
On July 29, 2007, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court in DC v. Heller, the 2nd Amendment case. Justice Scalia makes clear that the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms is not an unlimited right. The 2nd Amendment is “not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”
NRA rejects gun controls, blames violent video games and movies
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre defiantly blamed violent video games and movies, the media, gun-free zones in schools and other factors during the organization’s first public statement following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week.
NBC News reports:
LaPierre, who was interrupted by Code Pink protesters twice during a statement (during which he refused to answer questions), said that the students in Newtown might have been better protected had officials at Sandy Hook Elementary been armed. He said that putting a police officer in every single school in America might make schools safer.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” he said, asking Congress to immediately appropriate the money to put a police officer in every single school in the country.
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