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CNSNews.com) – Only 4 percent of Americans think guns and gun control are an important problem facing the country, according to Gallup, and far more Americans are concerned about the economy, unemployment and the federal debt
The NRA has said an expanded background check system would be the first step toward a national gun registry and therefore a violation of the constitutional right to bear arms.
Manchin and other supporters rejected that claim, noting the compromise amendment prohibited a national gun registry and criminalizes misusing background check data for that purpose.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned Republicans that the strong majority of Americans who support expanded background checks won't forget votes against the Manchin-Toomey compromise.
"The American people ... have a long, long memory," he said.
Originally posted by neo96
4% of Americans polled say they have other things to worry about.
We all know that this issue somehow needed to be addressed immediately following the murders of the kids
At the same time I can say that Wayne La Pierre and all the Senators who vota against dont give a rats ass about the 2nd amendment either. It has nothing to do with a well regulated militia or a right to own a firearm at all.
What theyre really fighting for is the right's of the gun manufacturers. The ones who fund the NRA and the only ones whos benefits are really be looked out for in government.
Sure it's easy to yell about the 2nd amendment, but if you actually believe Wayne LaPierre and the congress really care about it, you're seriously deluded.
In the end, it's still not an important issue with me.
Originally posted by kaylaluv
Funny how people love a poll that says what they like, but poo-poo the poll that contradicts them.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by kaylaluv
Which means polls are pointless.
Polls are like top ten lists. People with IQ's in the 70-80 range love to make them. People with IQ's in the 40-60 range love to read them. People with IQ's in the 10-30 range love to argue about them.