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Thu Jun 16, 2016, 05:44 PM

 

Senator Ed Markey: "We Have to Make Sure NRA Stands For 'Not Relevant Anymore' in American Politics"

http://news.wgbh.org/2016/06/14/local-news/senator-ed-markey-we-have-make-sure-nra-stands-not-relevant-anymore-american

Senator Ed Markey, calling for gun control legislation in the wake of the Orlando shooting, says proponents of reform should "make sure NRA stands for 'Not Relevant Anymore' in American politics," he said on Boston Public Radio Tuesday.

Markey—who proposed failed legislation last year to provide funding for the Center for Disease Control to study gun violence and prevention—accused the NRA of preventing the Republican-led Congress from acting on gun control reform.

"The reality is the NRA grasp, viselike grasp, of the Republican Party is so absolute even when it comes to research by the Center for Disease Control of the linkage between gun violence and ways to prevent it," he said.

Markey also called for closing the loophole allowing those on the no-fly list to purchase weapons and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, among other reforms, in a press release Monday.


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Thu Jun 16, 2016, 06:16 PM

1. I whole heartedly agree!!


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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 06:17 PM

2. Close the damn loophole!

 

There is no due process for the privilege of buying one of those things.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 07:00 PM

3. My Senator.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 07:25 PM

4. ^^^this^^^ x1000

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