December 21, 2012
Fact-Checking the NRA Press Conference



"How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation’s refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?”



To our knowledge, no one — not even the NRA — has proposed a national database of the mentally ill. Since similar databases of sex offenders have done little to protect children from sex crimes, that seems unlikely to help. Also, few organizations have done more than the NRA to block the registration of anything, as they work vigorously to defeat gun registration databases wherever they find them.


Read more. [Image: AP]

Fact-Checking the NRA Press Conference

"How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation’s refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?”

To our knowledge, no one — not even the NRA — has proposed a national database of the mentally ill. Since similar databases of sex offenders have done little to protect children from sex crimes, that seems unlikely to help. Also, few organizations have done more than the NRA to block the registration of anything, as they work vigorously to defeat gun registration databases wherever they find them.

Read more. [Image: AP]

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    IF SOMEONE TRIES TO CREATE A NATIONAL DATABASE OF THE MENTALLY ILL MY BOOT WILL BE MEETING THEIR FACE
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