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"Universal" Background Check Legislation Targets Law-Abiding Gun Owners for Persecution

Deceptively marketed to the public as a way to keep guns from dangerous people, "universal" background check legislation is instead a broadside against lawful firearm ownership in America, setting cruel traps for common and innocent firearm-related conduct and banning an entire class of law-abiding adults from certain gun purchases.



So-Called "Universal" Background Checks

Won't Stop Criminals from Obtaining Guns

Criminals, by definition, do not obey the law. And neither H.R. 8 nor S. 42 will force them to follow the law. Even anti-gun researchers have admitted that "universal" background checks are ineffective. 

Criminalize Private Transfers and Loans Between Friends and Family

H.R. 8 and S. 42 would make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners for simply loaning a firearm to a friend or some family members.

Are Unenforceable 

"Universal" Background Checks are not universal because criminals will never comply with legal requirements. According to the National Institute of Justice, "Universal" Background Checks are unenforceable without requiring complete gun registration.

“H.R. 8 is a non-starter for the NRA and our 5 million members because it burdens law-abiding gun owners while ignoring the proven solution for reducing violent crime: focusing on violent criminals.

— Jason Ouimet, NRA-ILA Executive Director

Tell members of Congress to oppose "Universal" Background Check Legislation H.R. 8!

Members of the media, U.S. Congress, and anti-gun groups continue to mislead the public on so-called "Universal" Background Checks. Find out what they're claiming and then find out the truth.

Learn more about the legislation and why H.R. 8 is bad for America. 

Gun Show Restriction Bill Pre-Filed in Advance of New Mexico Legislature's 2016 Session

Monday, December 21, 2015

Gun Show Restriction Bill Pre-Filed in Advance of New Mexico Legislature's 2016 Session

Once again, anti-gun state Representative Miguel Garcia (D-Bernalillo) has pre-filed a measure in the New Mexico Legislature which criminalizes ...

Las Vegas Review  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NRA turns to Snapchat in fight against Nevada ballot initiative

While all eyes are on Vegas for Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, NRA officials will use the popular social ...


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

National Rifle Association to Capitalize On Nevada Debate with Snapchat Filter Opposing Bloomberg’s Nevada Gun-Control Initiative

Part of the NRA's ongoing ‘Don’t NYC My Nevada Gun Rights’ anti-Bloomberg campaign. The National Rifle Association’s Institute for ...

Call Your U.S. Senators Today  -- Tell Them to Vote Against Any Gun Control Amendments

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Call Your U.S. Senators Today -- Tell Them to Vote Against Any Gun Control Amendments

A group of anti-gun U.S. Senators are scheming to bring several gun control measures to the Senate floor ...

Trench Warfare


Monday, November 30, 2015

Trench Warfare

The presidential election cycle keeps getting longer and more expensive. Nearly a year before Americans will finally cast ...

Bearing Arms.com  

Thursday, October 15, 2015

“ENEMIES.” Clinton, O’Malley Attack America’s 100+ Million Gun Owners In Debate

Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley made it very clear what they thought of ...

Bloomberg Bucks Flood Maine


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bloomberg Bucks Flood Maine

We’ve seen some very encouraging news out of the state of Maine this year. Permitless concealed carry was voted through ...

Colorado: Pro-Gun Bills Defeated by House Committee

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Colorado: Pro-Gun Bills Defeated by House Committee

Unfortunately, yesterday evening, the House Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs voted down Senate Bill 86 by ...

Colorado: Pro-Gun Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Colorado: Pro-Gun Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House

Earlier today, Senate Bill 86 passed in the Colorado Senate by an 18-17 vote.  As previously reported, SB ...

Anti-Gun "Universal" Background Check Bill Reintroduced

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Anti-Gun "Universal" Background Check Bill Reintroduced

Anti-gun U.S. Representatives Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), have introduced new "universal" background check legislation in ...


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