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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. 



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A universally bad idea

Will trampling the rights of law-abiding gun owners really do anything to help keep our children safe? Will ...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Florida Alert: Want to Buy AMMO? Take an Anger Management Course First

Under a bill proposed by Senator Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville), a person could not purchase any firearms ammunition without ...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hawaii: Your Help Needed to Defeat Gun Registration Bill to be Heard Tomorrow

Senate Bill 69 passed in the House Public Safety Committee last Thursday by a 6 to 1 vote, and will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee TOMORROW, ...

Monday, March 18, 2013

House Bill 77 Dies on Senate Floor as New Mexico Legislature Adjourns its 2013 Session

House Bill 77, state Representative Miguel Garcia’s (D- Bernalillo) legislation that would have criminalized non-dealer firearm transfers at ...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Washington: Freedom Prevails in Olympia - Anti-Gun Legislation Dead for 2013

Freedom has prevailed again in Olympia!  Yesterday was the deadline for legislation to be voted out of its ...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Urgent New Mexico Update: ACT NOW to Stop Gun Control House Bill 77

Supporters of House Bill 77 are putting the full court press on the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear ...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nevada: Act NOW to Stop Extremist Anti-Gun Bill in Carson City

SB 221 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee this Thursday, March ...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Minnesota: Senate Judiciary Committee to Hear Gun Control Omnibus Bill This Thursday

On Thursday, March 14, at 6:00 pm in Room 15 of the state Capitol, the Senate Judiciary Committee ...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hawaii: Gun Registration Bill to be Heard this Thursday

Senate Bill 69 is scheduled to be heard by the House Public Safety Committee this Thursday, March 14 at ...

Friday, March 8, 2013

New Mexico: HB 77 Saga Continues

On Tuesday, House Bill 77 - which would criminalize private firearms transfers at gun shows in New Mexico ...


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.