Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Some gun lobbies break with NRA to favor stricter background checks

The Washington Post is reporting that a large group of gun makers, dealers and proponents of the Second Amendment are meeting with congressional staff members to voice their support of stricter background checks for private sales, contrary to the stand of the National Rifle Association.

Those in favor of stricter background checks say they have long supported them. Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, told the Post, "From the commercial side, we’re already there, and we’ve been there, and we were the ones that have been the strongest proponents of an effective, complete background check."

The Senate Judiciary Committee has schedule a hearing Thursday on Democrats’ gun-control legislation, which includes universal background checks, an assault-weapons ban, new restrictions on gun trafficking, and school-safety measures.

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