National Rifle Association of America

Reasonable laws on guns are needed

This letter is in response to Bill Church's "Clinton's court could affect guns," letter of Sept. 14.

To counter the first assertion made in this letter, that the National Rifle Association does not support universal background checks, several national surveys, not conducted by the NRA, show that 3 out of 4 NRA members do support universal background checks.

Clearly these gun owners don't agree with Mr. Church's argument that universal background checks would impose "undue burdens and costs on law abiding citizens" and that they would lead to a national firearms registry. These same surveys reveal that a majority of American gun-owners believe the NRA is out...