The NRA’s Latest Bald-Faced Lie

The NRA is running a new ad on the Internet. The ad is on the home page of the Washington Post. The ad claims, “80% OF POLICE SAY BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON VIOLENT CRIME.” There is also a video that goes along with the ad. The poll was conducted by Police One. The poll is not merely a real representation for what the real sample size would say. The poll wasn’t even random sampling, but rather promoted on the site for members who have views just like the NRA. The poll didn’t really give a true representation of the amount of people or in this case police that would agree that mental well being would have an effect on shooting incidents. Apparently the 80% representation is based on question which is posted below. When contacted by the author of this article which can be found below, the NRA and Police One gave no response.

This article is definitely an example of an opposing view. At the forefront of the gun control controversy is the NRA. They have been huge components in making sure that the laws don’t become more strict. They would prefer to have the laws where they are or even less lenient. The NRA has no real concern for violence caused by guns. There most important concern is preserving their 2nd amendment. The work of the NRA in no way really aids in helping to prevent violence. If anything they help create violence by protesting and requesting for less strict gun laws.

This is the ad that is currently on the Washington Post webpage.

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This is an example of the question posted on the NRA survey that was questioning whether or not mental health would make a difference in the amount of shooting incidents.

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http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/frame_game/2013/04/_80_percent_of_police_oppose_background_checks_no_the_nra_is_lying.html

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