How the NRA has blocked gun control in the U.S | Fast Company

How the NRA has blocked gun control in the U.S | Fast Company

An overwhelming majority of Americans favor common sense gun control laws. So why hasn’t Congress been able to pass meaningful reform? There are many reasons, but mostly, it’s because the gun lobby wants it that way and guns are good for business.

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  1. 1911GreaterThanALL on February 26, 2023 at 2:16 am

    The fact that the ATF is establishing a searchable firearms owner and firearms database in violation of federal law FOPA (GCA of 1968) is very telling as to why we shouldn’t trust the government. They refuse to destroy those records even when Congress orders them to do so. This is the reason why gun owners or anyone should not trust the ATF or the government in general.

  2. antichicken on February 26, 2023 at 2:16 am

    You are selling them

  3. Que on February 26, 2023 at 2:17 am

    gun free zones death zones

  4. Agito Dragoon on February 26, 2023 at 2:17 am

    You cant treat the symptoms of gun violence as no matter what, it will always happen.
    When you sell more guns, escalation occurs and escalation only results in death.

  5. boot leg on February 26, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Nobody cares. The gun community keeps buying. You’d be a daisy to come and take them.

  6. Blake Thomas on February 26, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Police are not the "good guys" lol

  7. Alejandro on February 26, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Why is it you blame everything on people just being greedy people who love killing children. Maybe it’s because some of us unlike you Marxists believe you have a right to defend yourself.

  8. Daelin Black on February 26, 2023 at 2:20 am

    Comments section passed the vibe check

  9. TheOldnic on February 26, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Story from the land of the semi automatic knife about concealed weapons law….
    Around 1991 or 1992 i lived in a place called Queanbeyan NSW that is located immediate adjacent the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) of which most foreigners will know, is the city of "Canberra", Australia’s national capital.
    Not of actual essence is the national capital built for the wealthy, however, it can be viewed as having every level of society although it does not properly have any poverty districts because it is an unusual capital that is screened of people whom could be dangerous(makes a mild or undeclared Apartheid of "anyone deemed unsafe by the authorities for some reason").
    So if you are a low income earner, unemployed or ordinary person without a good wage, the chances are you will live across the ACT border in New South Wales in Queanbeyan, just a step over the invisible border line between the two.
    Canberra is a large sprawling city, Queanbeyan a large town it is home to standard one eighth acre suburban home blocks and many streets of medium and low rise poor and low income earner flat units.
    As anyone knows, these high density population poverty areas can be quite dangerous with a high crime rate of that, Queanbeyan is no exception.
    Until around mid 1980’s, Australia did not have 24 hour shops or service stations (Gas stations) except as truck stops on major highways or major routes. I often remember where i had lived always going to local truck stops in the PM hours if i needed cigarettes or a cup of coffee too.
    One night in Queanbeyan where i lived for around a year i near got into a fight with thugs that were at the all night service station (Gas station) in Central Queanbeyan, somewhere in the early AM hours and had also been present when customers at such hours were committing abusive argument toward the cashier that led to the police being called or they were thrown out of the shop. It is interesting too, to note this particular service station (Gas station) is only just over 100 meters away from the Queanbeyan police station (particularly with reference to the difference of crime and violence and population types living in Canberra or Queanbeyan compared).
    The Queanbeyan police station building has been replaced around a decade back, it was a multi level solid cement building "alike" multi level commercial office buildings sometimes nicknamed "Hitlers Bunker" because it only had an entry front door and a rear vehicle door and no windows.
    Police in Queanbeyan are New South Wales state police, Police in Canberra are either ACT police or AFP Australian Federal Police.
    I lived around a kilometre or two from the 24 hour service station, and a night or two after the argument i had with the thugs at that service station (Lowe street petrol station – whatever brand it was in the early 1990s) i found i was out of cigarettes but "i remembered how close the argument became to real violence requiring a weapon".
    As i remember Queanbeyan, it was not dissimilar of danger of violent crime to what i found recently and in the 1990s there were people bashed attacked robbed stabbed and i think also shot in that Lowe street service station in the 1990s as has occurred recently in the past five years to 2022 (and thereabouts while i was at the service station personally)!
    I got my hunting knife in its sheath and put it under the drivers seat of my car (i don’t remember if it were the 5 1/2" or 9" version). Remember, in USA "concealed carry" is any firearm not in the boot of the car or not disassembled.
    In Australia, police do not need a search warrant and it is also illegal for citizens to carry a knife of more than two inch blade in public or any fixed blade knife (referred to as a cutting implement) in public.
    I started the drive down the hill from the flat units block and turned into a suburban road to go to the 24 hour Lowe street service station when police pulled me over and asked their usual questions "where are you going tonight" and "have you had anything to drink recently", then they said they want to search my vehicle.
    They found the knife under the seat, i explained it had been dangerous around the service station in Lowe street for me and mentioned the cashiers problems (just accounting the point) but was told i would require to be arrested and charged because i have a concealed weapon and i have endangered the controls of the vehicle by placing an unrestrained object where it could become a nuisance to the foot pedals.
    I was taken back to Hitler Bunker in the police car and charged with having a concealed weapon and negligent driving. My explanation for the knife being where it was was to prevent it being either concealed and in case of requiring it extremely quickly at the service station (the service station night cashiers knew who i was at the time as a regular every few nights).
    I sat in the dock in Hitlers Bunker for five hours while i listened to the ACT police radio and NSW police radio coordinating a search for a prisoner that escaped from an ACT prison facility. Sometime around 4 hours later, one of the voices on the radio was quite distinct, and was telling them where nto look of which their replies five minutes later said they cannot find anyone of which around ten minutes later they found two squad car members walking on a dirt track because the prisoner had stolen their vehicle after they stepped out of it.
    That all played out like the "Hitler Parodies on youtube – Hitler Finds Out…"
    Eventually i was given two very heavy fines for both offenses and eventually a few years later when i did not pay them around two weeks in prison an action known in the British prisons system for misdemeanor as fine cutting.
    The following is what happens around Lowe street as it did also in the 1990s.
    While the following are 2020s thereabout, it hasn’t changed, possibly since the day it became (begat is a word i suppose)
    "Police shoot man armed with shotgun who ‘refused to surrender’ in standoff with six officers"
    "One dead and one arrested after Boxing Day assault in Queanbeyan"
    This next is the truck stops in north west Queanbeyan, i’ve been in some heavy violent arguments in those service stations (Gas stations) too.
    "Two teen attackers sentenced over murder of Queanbeyan service station attendant"
    The only trouble here is finding all of this in the early 1990s to defend those long gone convictions because the internet and the archives do not really go back that far, neither the search engines, but the fact remains that the Lowe street service station may be able to made into "a book of all of this" unlike the ACT, i’m sure while i was living in Queanbeyan one of the Lowe street cashiers was murdered or at least the closest action to it, and potentially as often is, by robbery by youths, i vaguely remember a gun being drawn in an argument in the shop apart hearing (pardon the pun) of shooting arguments.
    Lowe street service station possibly could rival all the ACT and would prove my case i had little choice in being prepared for the violence at that time around that date.
    The point is quite parallel to the case of Batterham in Newcastle relating the point of it all for the actions that produced the charges.
    Thankfully, it’s only a point for long gone misdemeanor charges and fines.
    Too, as service station owners in the USA you could ask yourself how many times have you had an armed robbery, you may be doing well! , This one in Australia may be worse than some in the USA where pistol carry is legal! (albeit potentially an anomaly)

  10. Robert Binder on February 26, 2023 at 2:21 am

    As per the intended purpose of the Second Amendment, American civilians should also have full access to machine guns, tanks and artillery.

  11. Robert Gil on February 26, 2023 at 2:22 am

    we need more gun ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………… f u

  12. ronbotex on February 26, 2023 at 2:23 am

    The usual one-sided, uninformed, leftist misinformation for stupid people which is the gun grabber audience.

  13. Dumb Jit on February 26, 2023 at 2:23 am

    Lol imagine thinking you can flip the culture you guys lost a long time ago Heller + Bruen were the nails in the gun control coffin you won’t be changing freedom loving Americans maybe move somewhere more compatible with your beliefs.

  14. Robert Binder on February 26, 2023 at 2:26 am

    Oh look, more left leaning lies and propaganda. How original. 🙄

    Anyways, this video has inspired me to buy more mags for my AR15. Thanks gun grabbers! 😄👍

  15. Stephanie Jean on February 26, 2023 at 2:29 am

    They are disgusting and they are making kids hunt that wouldn’t like it.

  16. Dion Dixon on February 26, 2023 at 2:29 am

    We talk about "common sense" gun laws as if we don’t live in a country where we have to put warning labels on hair dryers to not use them in the bathtub. One man’s common sense is another man’s folly.

  17. 1911GreaterThanALL on February 26, 2023 at 2:31 am

    The problem with background checks is that when the government says no to a prospective buyer they are self admittedly wrong the overwhelming majority. .5% of total transactions are denied. Of those 99.8% are overturned. This means best case scenario those that have NOT submitted an appeal of transfer and those that are legitimately prohibited from possessing a firearm are among the .2% of .5%. Fraud and/or incompetence of the system is why we cannot have said system or should not seek to expand such system.

  18. Que on February 26, 2023 at 2:32 am

    2AMENDMENT forever

  19. glenn frederick on February 26, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Let’s talk about open boarders gives us access to full automatic weapons its to late got it yet change our constitutional again its war our second Amendment give us the right to physically remove our democrat party over 440 million weapons that our government kept track of 2 billion they don’t know about but us gun owners do over 220 million gun owners out of 340 million people were going to stomp your asses in civil war 2 and were ready plenty of ammo and access to bulk in minutes the only thing your going to see out of this is the end of the Democrat party in America and thats what over 220 million of us want and its going to happen so u can all bend over and kiss your asses good by were coming to all state Capitols and shutting them down you fucked with our election you fucked with our 1st and 2nd Amendment if you all think were going to over look this your all dumb asses were already planing attacks on Democrat politicians you all leaving we the people say fuck you to were shutting you down economy has sky rocketed we have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by physically. Removing the Democrat party from America Civil War 2 is on and know way to stop it you Democrats are stupid you really thing gun owners are going to comply were not Democrats that have never read or have the idea what a Amendment is were going to free our selves like we freed the slaves your all up shit creek its now War

  20. Dion Dixon on February 26, 2023 at 2:32 am

    "Bottom up" political lobbying…I’ve heard it called "grassroots movements" elsewhere. When millions of people are advocating for a thing, maybe it’s because it’s the will of the people?

    Condemning your political opponents for their "use of AR-15s as political tools" is a bit of the pot calling the ketlle black, don’t you think?

  21. steve pennell on February 26, 2023 at 2:37 am

    What a load of communist democrat crap!

  22. 1911GreaterThanALL on February 26, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Where shooters typically target firearms are usually restricted. This means that one has to choose to break policy or law or both. This is why they are considered statistical unicorns.

  23. Mike Deckard on February 26, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Shall not be infringed!

  24. David Palmer on February 26, 2023 at 2:44 am

    These anti gun idiot cowards dont get it bans and restriction wont stop murder and wont bring back the dead!

  25. 1911GreaterThanALL on February 26, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Let us also not forget that firearms are an enumerated individual right. Smoking is not. Ar-15s haven’t been issued in a military. There is no such thing as the U.S. government for example issuing smith and wesson m&p15s semi automatic .223 rifles. The military uses selective fire .223 rifles and more currently selective fire .277 fury rifles.

  26. Dawgman 49 on February 26, 2023 at 2:47 am

    The big bad gun kill more people than guns.

  27. Adam Smith on February 26, 2023 at 2:52 am

    This won’t age well. NY is trying to justify their new permitting process in front of federal judges by using racist anti gun laws that were designed to solely disarm minorities. NY knows it’s completely F’d, they wouldnt be stooping that low unless they had absolutely nothing else to try and argue their case

  28. ultrad27 on February 26, 2023 at 2:52 am

    The business of bloodshed? Planned Parenthood!

  29. skeets on February 26, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Wow the hate just never stops

  30. Jacob Kean on February 26, 2023 at 2:56 am

    The NRA doesn’t really do a lot for gun rights as other groups. We need more push for gun freedoms and against this gun control nonsense.

  31. Jess Peters on February 26, 2023 at 2:57 am

    This claim of overwhelmed support for more gun laws is pure bunk.

  32. glenn frederick on February 26, 2023 at 2:57 am

    Let talk about us staying free here’s the deal 220 million gun owners this means you need over 220 million people to take our weapons because u will not get our weapons with out each one of us get one or more people collecting them then most neighbor hood will start neighborhood watch for collectors and they will be ambushed so all your doing is getting more people killed and us gun owners are going to win we will ho to D.C. and shut down the government and remove everyone who has voted for gun control by force our second Amendment gives us the right to remove all politicians that tries to change our constitution and were going to start attacking all state Capitols if you don’t back down your starting a war you can not win were not turning in our weapons and will shoot anyone trying to take them we have the right to own any gun our military had our second Amendment is for warfare even if its against our government so raise the age limit to by were have 400 million guns that you know of we have over 2 billion you don’t know about see you can never win.only die if you fuck with us its your choice live or die but you all better stop fucking with our constitution or you will die don’t like get the fuck out of America

  33. David Palmer on February 26, 2023 at 2:58 am

    BS uvalde was not secured he just walked in so it would but they wont step up security

  34. jeff hays on February 26, 2023 at 2:59 am

    No gun people care about the NRA any more. NRA= Negotiating Rights Away.

  35. Fish Gutz on February 26, 2023 at 3:00 am

    This video produced by people who believe only the gov’t and criminals should have guns. The line between law and outlaw vanishes.
    Much easier to control the people then.
    It is a fact that public corruption is the worst where gov’t has disarmed the most good people.

  36. A Linnen on February 26, 2023 at 3:03 am

    You show the fallacy of your own thesis on the NRA when you point out the money they have given that shill Romney on various campaigns.
    While talking money I wonder how much Busse’s paycheck changed when he switched sides, I highly doubt it went down by going to work at Giffords though.

  37. Afngary Ham on February 26, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Bull! Our rights were infringed on our 2nd admin rights back in 1986. The firearm Owners Protection Act bans civilians to own certain guns, while allowing the sales of these weapons only to the military and law enforcement. All the while the back stabbers in the NRA actually endorsed the bill.

  38. Tony Cannelloni on February 26, 2023 at 3:04 am

    More fear porn.

  39. Kevin McIntyre on February 26, 2023 at 3:05 am

    NRA is helping maintain our gun rights.

  40. jamal on February 26, 2023 at 3:07 am

    the people of america will rise again. soon.

  41. jerry dickerson on February 26, 2023 at 3:07 am

    I am a one issue voter I do not play with my rights if you support anti gun legislation at the federal, local and state level it’s my mission in life to vote you out of office I vote in every election

  42. Eric on February 26, 2023 at 3:08 am

    I think l’ll go out tomorrow and purchase my first "weapon of war" rifle. Maybe l’ll buy the wife her own pink one too!
    Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  43. 1911GreaterThanALL on February 26, 2023 at 3:08 am

    This video will not age well considering the effect SCOTUS will have on gun control laws struck down by such challenges.

  44. anti-Fascist American on February 26, 2023 at 3:09 am

    I hate the NRA and think the ban of semi auto rifles is stupid.

  45. Ian E on February 26, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Come and take them if you hate them so much

  46. 1911GreaterThanALL on February 26, 2023 at 3:13 am

    The Uvalde police failed. Did Uvalde have their armed security at a secured door as Ted Cruz suggested?

  47. Drake Carter on February 26, 2023 at 3:13 am

    From my cold dead hands!

  48. dave houk on February 26, 2023 at 3:13 am


  49. boot leg on February 26, 2023 at 3:15 am

    I propose a new question to the 4473 background check. The question is what are your pronouns? If you answer that question at all you will be deemed too mentally ill to own or purchase a firearm. There. I just saved lives. Suck it easy.

  50. OmniSlayer-4570 on February 26, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Gun control does not work

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