Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
General News

Who Says The NRA Hates Regulation? Look at the Laws It Likes!

By       Message Martha Rosenberg       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   8 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 1/18/13

Author 1353
Become a Fan
  (84 fans)
- Advertisement -

(Article changed on January 18, 2013 at 22:39)

(Article changed on January 18, 2013 at 14:18)

 The NRA hates the government's jackbooted agents and loves to whip up its wild-eyed prepper population. Yet the NRA has quietly enacted a lot of regulations of its own which it relies on the same government jackbooted agents to enforce. Who can say hypocrite?

 

- Advertisement -

+ The NRA has embargoed government agencies from analyzing gun data. The true toll of gun violence on society is an unknown--and the NRA likes it that way. "None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control," says language added to the CDC appropriations bill in 1996.   (What does gun control have to do with injury prevention?) Two years later, the language was added for all HHS agencies including for the NIH.

 

+ The gun lobby's Tiahrt Amendment restricts law enforcement officials from fully accessing and using Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) gun trace data. Clerks at the ATF literally write records by hand, circa 1950, because the gun lobby says an automated database would "pose a threat to the Second Amendment." Let's get those bad guys.

- Advertisement -



Thanks NRA
(Image by Martha Rosenberg)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

 

+ The NRA has blocked technology to produce "smart guns" that only operate in their owners' possession, like smart cars. It similarly blocks initiatives for microstamping, a technique which would require handguns to leave a tiny identifying imprint on the casing of every round fired. It will no doubt block GPS Devices on firearms, if it hasn't already done so. Let's get those bad guys.

 

- Advertisement -

+ The NRA actually got a program passed to help people whose gun purchasing rights were revoked petition for them to be restored . "Felons Finding It Easy to Regain Gun Rights," said a chilling New York Times report in November of 2011. Why should someone's Second Amendment be abridged just because they're a violent criminal?

 

+ Even though the NRA got laws passed that make it legal for employees to bring their guns to work and leave them in the company parking lot, that is not enough. Now the rapacious NRA has made it illegal in some states for employers to even ask if the employee brought a gun to work! Even if a dispute is brewing. Let's hear it for workplace shootings.

 

Next Page  1  |  2

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)
 

Martha Rosenberg Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Grassley Investigates Lilly/WebMD link Reported by Washington Post

The Drug Store in Your Tap Water

It's the Cymbalta Stupid

Are You Sure You're Not Psychotic Asks Shameless Drug Company?

Another Poorly Regulated "Derivative"--the Antidepressant Pristiq

MRSA and More. Antibiotics Linked to Obesity and Allergies, Too