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NRA to Oppose Universal Background Checks

The National Rifle Association has released the text of NRA head Wayne LaPierre’s Senate testimony a day early.

And, unsurprisingly, he’s taking a defiant tone.

Perhaps most interestingly, LaPierre is prepared to attack not just the proposed assault weapons ban, but also the universal background checks that are perhaps the least controversial aspect of the current debate and the early focus of the White House.

“And when it comes to the issue of background checks, let’s be honest: Background checks will never be ‘universal,’ because criminals will never submit to them,” LaPierre will say.

Source: Washington Post. Read full article. (link)

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