Friday, April 12, 2013

NRA scoring on ‘anti-gun amendments’ may be too little too late

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 NRA top lobbyist Chris Cox invokes political ratings to discourage defections.

Following the announcement of a compromise deal on background checks by Senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin that it calls “misguided,” the National Rifle Association sent a letter yesterday to members of the Senate disapproving the move, and stating such actions will affect the way it scores candidate grades.

“S. 649, the ‘Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013’ … would criminalize the private transfer of firearms by honest citizens, requiring friends, neighbors and many family members to get government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution,” Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox wrote. “The NRA is unequivocally opposed to S. 649.

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