Statements about Guns
A law that mandates fingerprinting for gun purchasers is "a requirement that's reduced gun crimes in the five states where it's the law."
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."
"No poll done this year ... shows less than a majority to reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons."
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."
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."
Says "94 percent of (Marco Rubio's) constituents support a universal background check."
Says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says "we can only have three bullets" and "the NRA wants firearms with nukes on them."
"If you go back to 1999, Wayne LaPierre testified on behalf of the NRA that background checks were appropriate and should be done."
Says after Hurricane Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg "refused to allow the National Guard into the city to restore civil order because Guardsmen carry guns!"
Says "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation "like background checks."
"As a result of National Rifle Association and other private-sector (safety-education) programs, fatal firearms accidents are at the lowest level in 100 years."
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