Chuckles says the NRA is an extreme fringe group. I think they represent my interests, as a gun owner, just fine.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sat down with HuffPost Live Friday, where he made a noteworthy statement about the rapidly-growing National Rifle Association.
Responding to interviewer Alicia Menendez’s question about whether Schumer’s colleagues are “willing to admit” that the NRA is a “fringe group,” the senator responded: “Well they sure are a fringe group, but whether enough of my colleagues are ready to admit that, I’m not sure.”
He continued: “They are a very extreme group. They don’t even represent average gun holders.”
The two proceeded to discuss certain gun control measures and Schumer’s intention to “push hard” to get them passed.
The Huffington Post summarizes:
The New York Democrat [said] [...]:
“Now 40 percent of the guns that are sold in America have no check, even felons can get them,” Schumer said. “If we can plug that up, that would be great.”
Schumer told HuffPost Live he would like to see the number of bullets in a clip limited and assault weapons banned as well, but that he thinks universal background checks will probably be the easiest measure to pass through the House and the one that would have the most impact.
While I am willing to acquiesce that our current BG check system is hopelessly flawed and allows those who may be felons to purchase weapons from unsuspecting buyers, I am throwing a BS flag on that 40% figure. He pulled that number, wholecloth, from his arse. Have any of you ever reported the private sale of an unregistered firearm to anyone other than your friends or family? I didn’t think so. There is absolutely zero probability that his figure of 40% is anything more than a happy guess. Moron.