But two smaller gun-rights groups endorsed the measure Sunday, including the Citizens Committee for the Right To Keep and Bear Arms, the nation's second-largest gun-rights lobbying group, according to its chairman, Alan Gottlieb. He noted that the measure also expands "a good number of pro-gun rights measures as well," such as strengthening veterans' ability to purchase a firearm.
Richard Feldman, president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association, said in an interview Sunday he also backed the measure. He said the group supports background checks at gun shows because "you're selling to people you don't know who they are."
And yet many pro 2a people still think it was a smart move to open the floodgates instead of making a stand. After how the republicans have been out snookered by the democrats and by themselves over the last decade, I just can't come around to that line of reasoning.That amendment is not as good as some say it is. The pro-gun parts of the bill are actually anti-gun after further scrutiny.
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