Statements about Guns
Says Kelly Ayotte voted to "fix background checks."
"In 2010, everybody said you can't dare let guns go into the national parks, and of course the rapes, murders, robberies and assaults are down about 85 percent since we did that."
Proposed gun control legislation "will outlaw practically every firearm, make you pay $100 per firearm, put you into a police database" and make it "nearly impossible" to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
"If you are a federally licensed gun dealer and your license is revoked because you've engaged in misconduct ... your entire inventory under prevailing law is deemed your personal collection. You then can sell it free from any background checks."
Federal prosecutions for lying on background checks to buy guns are "down 40 percent" under President Barack Obama.
On allowing a vote on universal gun background checks in the U.S. Senate.
Right now, if Rhode Island police come across a young person with a gun, "they really don't legally have the right to take it away from them."
"No poll done this year ... shows less than a majority to reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons."
If an individual is determined "to commit suicide, the availability of a gun is not a factor" because they will find a way.
A "wide majority of NRA households ... supported this legislation" on gun background checks.
A bipartisan background check amendment "outlawed any (gun) registry. Plain and simple, right there in the text."
The Manchin-Toomey amendment "would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members" to get government approval.
"The NRA used to support expanded background checks."
Polls show that Americans "overwhelmingly" support "expanding background checks."
Says President Barack Obama "has allowed, each year he's been here, the prosecutions of gun cases (for background check failures) to go down. ... They've declined every year since President Bush left office."
Says a gun bill before the Senate would make it a federal felony to "leave town for more than seven days, and leave someone else at home with your firearms."
Says a gun bill before the Senate "is proposing the universal registration of all firearms and their owners."
"Harvard Study Finds States With Most Gun Laws Have Fewest Gun Deaths."
Air travelers "can’t get on a plane in the United States without someone doing a background check" on them.
Says in Chicago, "we take more guns off the streets than New York or L.A."
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