Firearm Industry Embraces Real Solutions Over Biden’s Gun Control Calls

By: The National Shooting Sports Foundation

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“President Joe Biden’s call for his gun control agenda is not working to address the shared American goal of reducing criminal misuse of firearms.” IMG: iStock-496689884

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The anniversary of the tragic and senseless murders in Parkland, Fla., three years ago reminds us why the firearm industry is committed to Real Solutions. Safer Communities. The loss of innocent lives because of the unthinkable acts of a criminal defies explanation but deserves our efforts to try to prevent them from occurring again.

President Joe Biden’s call for his gun control agenda is not working to address the shared American goal of reducing criminal misuse of firearms. His demand that Congress ban the modern sporting rifle (MSR), which he knowingly mislabels an “assault rifle” and “weapon of war,” denies the reality that more murders are committed with knives, fists, and clubs than all rifles combined. Over 20 million MSRs are in circulation today, used daily for lawful purposes.

President Biden’s call to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a law passed with wide bipartisan support, panders to the radical base of his party. Rolling it back would be akin to allowing activist lawyers to sue Ford for the wrongful deaths caused by drunk drivers.

The criminal responsible for the horrors thrust on Parkland, and the nation must be held accountable for his crimes. Anything less is a whitewash of the failures of local, state, and federal authorities to act on any of the 45 instances of warnings, tips, and police responses prior to his final terrible crimes.

The firearm industry has been willing to take on this hard work. It has not waited. The firearm industry provides Real Solutions, including partnerships with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and local law enforcement to include:

    • Partnering with 15,000 law enforcement agencies to distribute 40 million firearm safety kits, including locking devices, for safe firearm storage through Project ChildSafe.
    • Fixing the FBI’s background check system by changing the law in 16 states and in Congress to increase reporting of disqualifying adjudicated mental health records, resulting in a 266 percent increase.
    • Partnering with the ATF to prevent illegal firearm straw purchases and warning it is a crime punishable by 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
    • Improving security at firearm retailers, with ATF, to deter criminals from stealing firearms.
    • Matching ATF reward offers up to $5,000 to bring criminals to justice that steal firearms.
    • Preventing firearm suicides with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Department of Veterans Affairs.

The firearm industry is committed to the shared goal of reducing and ending criminal misuse of firearms, as well as accidents and suicides. That is the common ground. These are the proven answers to achieve this goal.

Click here to learn more about Real Solutions.


About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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swmft
swmft
9 months ago

the big issue is mental health ,we have all known people who were ‘OUTTHERE” but few try to befriend or get them help. Most mental defectives go on to be simi productive democrats

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
9 months ago

I commend you. That was nicely worded. “… knowingly mislabels” is particularly nice way of saying that he’s “a fu*king worthless, outright liar!”

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago

This is an example of the LEOs who will come for your guns:

WATCH: Woman Gets Late-Night Police Visit For Anti-Mask Facebook Posts – National File

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

I saw that – hired intimidation.

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Ok.

Blackyori
Blackyori
9 months ago

These mysterious “THEY” people are really staring to worry me. I bet “THEY” are little grey people from mars. Oh wait martians are green and that would explain all the fat rumpers running around in camo. Ever notice rumpers are usually fairly fat and out of shape. Nothing funnier than a chubby rumper bulging with gear. I bet most of the mag pouches are full of snickers.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
9 months ago

There is only one reason that “they” want us disarmed. So that they can commit the same kind of mass genocide that their ilk have committed in country after country the world over. THEY are AFRAID of us. If they use any ENFORCEMENT agency to go after us with some horsecrap law, we will do to them what the founding fathers did to the REDCOAT enforcers at Concord Green. GUARANTEED! Psychopath control freak Chairman Xiden will NOT get his way.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
9 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

This picture illustrates your point pretty well…

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KDad
KDad
9 months ago

Anyone with even a little bit of sense knows that Biden’s gun control proposals have absolutely nothing to do with gun crimes. The Biden/Harris dictatorship wants America disarmed so there will be no resistance when they come to send us to re-education camps or internment facilities. They want no resistance when they turn this country into a Socialist/Communist utopia. Will the SCOTUS save us from these clearly unconstitutional proposals? I wouldn’t count on it! They couldn’t even be bothered to intervene when there was clear evidence of vote/voter fraud in numerous states during the November, 2020 election. I fear that… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 months ago
Reply to  KDad

“when they come to send us to re-education camps or internment facilities”

Who is “they?”

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
9 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I would asume ENFORCEMENT “officers” of Chairman Xidens regime.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

You of all people (thick red line), realize it goes well beyond two or three federal agencies.

Blackyori
Blackyori
9 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I know this mysterious “THEY” is getting confusing. Aliens maybe?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 months ago
Reply to  Blackyori

There is a disconnect that keeps getting willfully ignored.

Blackyori
Blackyori
9 months ago
Reply to  KDad

Really? You call Biden a dictator after 4 years of the fat orange that just tried to take over the government like a “DICTATOR”.

KDad
KDad
9 months ago
Reply to  Blackyori

Keep on drinking the DemocRAT Kool-Aid ! Pres. Trump was the political opposite of a dictator ! He put America and Americans first with the most freedom, in all areas, than we’ve had in decades !!

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
9 months ago
Reply to  Blackyori

Black, you cannot possibly BE that damnably rock stupid… you are, after all, apparently allowed out in public without a Keeper. However, if I am mistaken about that, you are in serious need of psychiatric treatment. Seek it. Soon.

Nilsigne
Nilsigne
9 months ago

If it’s suddenly ok to sew firearms makers, can I also sew Mercedes since a guy hit me while driving one? As a hit and run it should totally be Mercedes fault! (Sarcasm)

Blackyori
Blackyori
9 months ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

First you people need to learn to spell. It’s sue not sew. Unless your going to make them a suit of pant or something.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 months ago
Reply to  Blackyori

What do you mean “you people?”

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 months ago
Reply to  Blackyori

It’s “you’re,” not “your.”

jukk0u
jukk0u
9 months ago
Reply to  Blackyori

please be gentle. Not everyone has had the same experiences or education as yourself.

Nilsigne
Nilsigne
9 months ago
Reply to  Blackyori

Hey buddy. Yeah, English is my 4th language I’m fluent in. I’m greatly sorry I made a spelling error that hurt your delicate sensibilities.

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

Four languages, damn. I am pretty good in English, still can half ass Deutsch, and I am passable in Jive.

Nilsigne
Nilsigne
9 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Yep, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and English I’m fluent in. I also know a bit of Russian and French. That’s what tends to happen when you grow up in Norway. So few people speak your language, you’re forced to learn everyone else’s!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 months ago
Reply to  Nilsigne

Blackyori lives in a glass house and should not be throwing stones – his sentence was a train wreck:

  • You’re/your
  • Missing commas
  • What the hell is a suit of pant?

And then there’s that “you people” thing.

gregs
gregs
9 months ago

you cannot legislate moral and criminal behavior or mental health. these are the root cause of virtually all crime incidents.
criminals by the very definition of the word do not follow the rules of civil society. why punish law-abiding citizens for criminal behavior?
leftists use ambiguous words in speaking about “gun” violence to make it seem like they are concerned about people, especially children, but in reality, they only care about pushing their agenda, which is total control over the populace.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
9 months ago
Reply to  gregs

And the sooner we realize it isn’t about protecting us from criminals but rather for protecting the ELITE from a PISSED OFF POPULATION. The PITCHFORKS are COMING.

Arny
Arny
9 months ago

With liberty comes Individual Responsibility.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
9 months ago
Reply to  Arny

AMEN!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 months ago

They mentioned the many failures of government employees prior to the day the murders were committed. They didn’t mention the failures of the cowardly armed government employees who were there at the time of the murders. They also didn’t mention how, once again, the armed government employees were not held accountable.

None of the “Real Solutions” listed would have prevented the murders at Parkland.

warfinge
warfinge
9 months ago

The tone of this article sounds like “common sense Gun Control” and “Common sense Gun Safety” Yup, I hear NRA style appeasement spooling in that tone. The list of goals looks great but we all know that’s the sugar coating for things like the ridiculous Lee Bill. What this article does not say is that as a gun owner of over 45 years, I have never committed a crime yet I will be called upon to greater heights of compliance and expense to continue to enjoy the right to bear arms.

Last edited 9 months ago by warfinge
CourageousLion
CourageousLion
9 months ago
Reply to  warfinge

We may be called up to greater heights of compliance, but WE WILL NOT COMPLY! And if I hear of them rounding up guns or gun owners, I’m heading to the fray.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
9 months ago
Reply to  warfinge

WHOSE version of “common sense” (which, truthfully – except in its purest form – ain’t very common)?? 90 million sane, rational, responsible legal gun owners… or a bunch of idiot hoplophobes, who irrationally fear/hate guns – which are just non-sentient, inanimate objects made of metal and plastic?

I know which group my money’s on…

Stag
Stag
9 months ago

The NSSF is pushing arms control and partnering with a unconstitutional agency once again. Why am I not surprised?

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
9 months ago
Reply to  Stag

Looks that way to me too. I though I was just imagining it.

nrringlee
nrringlee
9 months ago

Biden has never had an original thought. Ever. In this case he and his tribe have stolen the very worst ideas on the subject and have compressed that solid waste in to HR 127. It is unconstitutional on its face. Anyone who supports this trash is voting against our Constitution and liberty itself.

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago

Ever notice how clean the air smells after a really strong rain storm?

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
9 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Yes…please explain the reason for this statement?

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

At the time I was just thinking about how, after a really strong rain storm, the air smells so fresh. And how there is a storm brewing and I was looking forward to the clean refreshing air it will bring after it passes. That’s all.