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Obama gun proposals are 'attacking firearms', claim NRA

Published 16/01/2013 | 20:51

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THE National Rifle Association has dismissed President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence.

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The powerful gun lobby group said that the reforms amounted to an attack on firearms and would affect only law-abiding gun owners.



"We look forward to working with Congress on a bi-partisan basis to find real solutions to protecting America's most valuable asset - our children," the NRA said in a statement after Obama presented his plan to tighten background checks for all gun purchases and reinstate an assault weapons ban.



"Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy," the NRA said.

Reuters

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