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NRA Scoring Gun Votes
NRA Scores Senators' Gun Votes
The National Rifle Association (NRA) needs to build and maintain support for the right to bear arms and its latest attempt: score the votes of senators on a bill proposed by Republican senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The senators introduced their idea for background checks at gun shows and for Internet purchases and other senators voted on the bill. Their bill will also require gun sellers to keep records of the background check for law enforcement.
I believe that the NRA is trying to intimidate sneators and make it easier for opponents of gun legislation to know which candidates to vote for. The NRA believes that the second amendment right to bear arms is at risk and wants to ensure that this right never goes away, but it will not.
Although most of the senators have good ratings with the NRA, they feel there is a need for stricter gun legislation to prevent shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary and the Colorado movie theater.
Is it wrong for senators to want safety in America?