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NRA president: Universal background checks are ‘burdensome’

Published January 31, 2013

NRA president: Universal background checks are ‘burdensome’ by Thomas Burr The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 31, 2013 03:38PM MDT Washington • The head of the National Rifle Association agrees that more work should be done to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill but that a national tragedy isn’t the reason to ram through more firearm restrictions. NRA President David Keene told reporters Thursday that there are ways to help prevent mass shootings, but that limiting the rights of law-abiding Americans isn’t the answer. Keene, speaking at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast, said he backs the call t... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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