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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:48 AM

Biden: The NRA Is Excelling At ‘Disinformation’

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During a roundtable discussion on gun violence that aired Thursday on MSNBC'S "Morning Joe," Vice President Joe Biden said the National Rifle Association is most effective at disseminating "disinformation," pointing to the oft-invoked fear that universal background checks will lead to a national gun registry.

"The one thing the NRA has done so well lately is the disinformation," Biden said. "We use the word 'registration.' There is no registration in America."

When host Joe Scarborough challenged the notion that the NRA has succeeded in its efforts to push disinformation — citing public polling that shows overwhelming support for universal background checks, despite the pro-gun lobby's opposition to the proposal — Biden said the people are out in front of lawmakers on the issue.

"This is one of the cases where the public is so far ahead of the elected officials. I mean, so far ahead," Biden said. "You saw it in immigration. You saw it in marriage issues. You're seeing it now. The public has moved to a different place. And there is not one single thing we are suggesting — not one, the administration, in our proposal — not one single thing that anyone can make even a prima facie case that it impacts on the Second Amendment."

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Biden: There Is No National Gun Registry
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" Vice President Joe Biden said the White House's push for tougher gun control will not create a national registry of gun owners. Biden also stressed that background checks for gun sales are not intrusive. "They don't say what kind of gun you're buying," Biden said. "They don't say where you're going. They don't say what it is, what the transaction is and when denied, they don't say denied because of mental health. Nothing. And the record, even the notice that you picked up the phone at Dick's and called and asked about Joe Biden, is, has to be destroyed within 24 hours."

Biden added, "So this idea that there is a national registry, there is no place in the federal government where you can go, not a single place, and find out everybody who owns a gun."

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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 08:21 AM

1. both sides are

They also pushed the video today saying you can buy fully automatic weapons at gun shows with no background checks, lie. It was also put out licensed vendors at gun shows do not do background checks, lie again. And you can buy any weapon on the internet with no background check, another lie. It would be nice if both sides would cut back on the lies and stupid talking points.

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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 10:37 AM

2. He's correct about the restrictions being lawful, but not on registries.

We have a federal registry for all fully automatic weapons (NFA registry) and multiple state registries for other types of guns.

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