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Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by ptsmith24, Apr 28, 2007.
How very disappointing. Not shocking...just disappointing.
Commentary on HR 297, The NICS Improvement Act of 2007, from JPFrg
"...Can you imagine? ANYONE who has been to a mental institution or "adjudicated as mentally defective" would have their name and identifying information sent to the federal government.
It doesn't matter if you needed assistance coping with the devastating loss of a loved one or combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. It doesn't matter if you only stayed for a night to reassure a worried spouse. Regardless of circumstances, your information would be still be submitted and you would no longer be permitted to purchase a firearm.
The NRA is unabashedly enthusiastic about HR 297. They cheerfully assure us that the bill is designed to "fix problems" with recordkeeping while improving the availability of criminal history and "other" records for conducting background checks. ( http://www.nra-ila.org/Issues/FactSheet ... spx?id=197 )
Perhaps they should consider the words of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who said, "You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered..."
Hey Moga, please cross post this in the NRA good or bad poll thread.
I think all the NRA fanboys need to read this.