OFA, Anti-Gun Groups Politicize Sandy Hook Anniversary
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA), Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), and Organizing for Action (OFA) have all made clear they intend to use the first anniversary of the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary to push for stricter gun control laws.
According to National Review, all three groups plan "to use [the anniversary] as a rallying point on which to push for extended federal background checks." And one or two of the three may go even further, "ranging into an 'assault weapons' ban or restriction on 'high capacity' magazines."
The sad part of this politicization is that extended federal background checks would not have prevented the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)—the sponsor of the expanded background check legislation—admitted this during an April 14th appearance on Face The Nation.
Moreover, expanded background checks would not have prevented the attacks at Ft. Hood, the DC Navy Yard, or at LAX, among others.
This is why National Review says gun control advocates in MDA, MAIG, and OFA "will have their work cut out selling [gun control] to the public, let alone to Congress."
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