Statements about Guns
"Under President (George W.) Bush, prosecution of gun crimes was 30 percent higher than it is under President Obama."
Says the Obama administration is handing out a pamphlet titled, "What To Do When The Veteran In Your Classroom Attempts A Mass Shooting"
"There are more guns than there are people in the United States."
"The CDC issued a report commissioned by President Obama just earlier this year, and it found some very inconvenient facts. Armed citizens are less likely harmed by attackers. Effectiveness of gun control laws is mixed. Gun buybacks don't work."
"1 percent of candidates that (the National Rifle Association) endorsed in 2012 won."
"America’s gun-related homicide rate … would be about the same as Belgium’s if you left out California, Illinois, D.C. and New Jersey, places with some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S."
The book Little Red Riding Hood is something "that’s been banned in America," but not assault weapons.
A United Nations working group has "adopted a proposed agenda" to enable member nations to "disarm civilians within their borders."
"In New Hampshire, 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of gun owners and 60 percent of NRA households support background checks."
"In 1999, the NRA leadership in Washington, pretty much the same people intact, were for (expanded background checks.)"
"There are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the U.K.," compared to "466 violent crimes per 100,000" in the United States.
"Since Newtown, more people have died at the end of a gun than we have lost in Afghanistan."
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."
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