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NRA: Enforcement of Existing Laws Will Solve Shooting Massacres

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Tuesday, 07 November 2017 03:23 PM

The solution to preventing massacres where firearms are used, such as the one in the Texas church on Sunday, is not more gun control legislation, but to properly enforce the laws that are already on the books, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.

"The NRA has fought for 20 years to make sure that people who are adjudicated mentally unfit, that these records are added to the system," Loesch said. "Then we keep seeing these occurrences that are taking place and people who are able to purchase a firearm, because of human error or because they fell through the system."

She said that 38 states report fewer than 80 percent of felony convictions to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which means there are some 7 million felony convictions that go unreported.

"This is why this law needs to be enforced. But politicians have to call for those records to be submitted," Loesch said.

She also noted that the Texas church shooter Devin Kelley reportedly lied on Federal Form 4473, which those who want to buy a gun must complete. He reportedly checked a box that he had not been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

"In 2010, you had 80,000 prohibited possessors that tried to purchase a firearm through their 4473. That's an actionable offense. And yet, guess how many of those were prosecuted? 44," Loesch said. "This has to change and politicians have to call for it, especially the ones calling for gun control today."

Loesch also pointed out that it is important to note that there were good people with guns in the area of the church who took action and prevented the tragedy from being even worse than it was.

She said this was another indication that "when evil is engaged by good, evil flees," which is why it is crucial that law-abiding citizens have the right to carry weapons.

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The solution to preventing massacres where firearms are used, such as the one in the Texas church on Sunday, is not more gun control legislation, but to properly enforce the laws that are already on the books, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.
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