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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...061701092.html

    COMMON SENSE TRIUMPHED over ideological posturing in Congress last week when, following the Virginia Tech massacre, the House approved a bill making it harder for someone who is dangerously mentally ill to buy a gun.

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    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Fe...d.aspx?id=3112
    On June 13, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2640 by a voice vote. H.R. 2640, the “NICS Improvement Act,” is consistent with NRA’s decades long support for measures to keep guns out of the hands of those who have been adjudicated by a court as mentally incompetent. Additionally, H.R. 2640 makes some much needed, and long overdue, improvements to the NICS.
    http://www.gunowners.org/a061407.htm

    Instead, we end up with a bill supported by Handgun Control and Sarah Brady, Chuck Schumer, Teddy Kennedy, Carolyn McCarthy, and the rest of the Who's Who of the anti-gun movement, and all the while the NRA leadership maintains that this is a win for gun owners.

    This is a Faustian bargain, which will repeatedly haunt gun owners in the years to come. But you should realize why they had to do it this way. Your activism has resulted in an avalanche of grassroots opposition against this bill. Gun owners have raised their voices of opposition loud-and-clear, and many congressmen have been feeling the heat.

    The fight is not over. They still have to run this through the Senate. Already, there is a small cadre of pro-gun senators who are ready to slow this bill down and do everything they can to kill it. To be frank, a bill that has the support of all the anti-gun groups and the NRA will be tough to beat, but we will continue to fight every step of the way.
    Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth. NRA *******

    The conspiracy of ignorance - two 'net-monkeys typing the same thing - masquerades as common sense.

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