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Five Crazy Attempts to Weaken Federal Gun Laws

January 10, 2013

The consensus among most analysts is that the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, are unlikely to change current gun laws—that, despite the bloodshed and the outrage, our statues aren’t up for radical reconsideration.

But that’s not necessarily accurate—in fact, our existing gun laws are poised to get much weaker. In the current Congress and the one before it, pro-gun legislators have proposed and passed a variety of truly shocking measures that would weaken what laws are currently on the books—and remember, President Obama is only willing to enforce “existing law,” whatever that might be.

Here are five of the most craven gun bills in the 111th and 112th Congresses:

More guns for veterans with mental issues.

More guns for suspected terrorists.

Stepping on states with tougher gun laws.

More guns in public housing.

Hamstringing the ATF.

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