People use guns but, in a sense, guns use people too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Gun Lobby Would Scrap State Database That is Best in Nation

Richmond, Virginia— The National Rifle Association (NRA) is calling on its membership to help repeal a 1989 law that created the Virginia Firearms Transaction Program (VFTP).   A state-of-the-art database that is second to none in the nation, the VFTP works in conjunction with the FBI’s National Instant Background Checks System (NICS) to check the background of those purchasing firearms in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 


At the NRA's Annual Meeting this weekend -- headlined by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck -- NRA members shared their candid opinions on the Terror Gap. Bloggers from the Center for American Progress attended the meeting and recorded a short video.


In a hard-hitting piece in the May 6th Washington Post entitled "Terrorists who want to buy guns have friends on Capitol Hill", columnist Dana Milbank asks the question: "Is the NRA a terrorist organization"?

According to Milbank's report, on Wednesday "New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, using the star power they acquired in the apprehension of the Times Square bomb suspect, came to Capitol Hill to plead for Congress to change the absurdity in the law that keeps those with alleged terrorist ties off airplanes but enables them to legally buy guns and explosives."

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Watch Lori Haas on FOX News Channel as she takes on the NRA over the Governor's decision that Virginia's schoolchildren can only learn gun safety from the NRA. Lori-FOX
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Click HERE to read the Washington Post's coverage of this important issue.