Background checks: Putting the brakes on mentally ill gun purchases
“We think it’s reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show — no loopholes anywhere for anyone.”
It sounds like a statement that could have been issued by the White House following the shootings in Connecticut. No, it was a statement issued by National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on May 27, 1999. It followed the slaughter of innocents at Columbine High School.
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