National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre said on Sunday that despite what pro-gun control politicians say or have written in draft legislation, the push for universal background checks is really a veiled step toward the government tracking law-abiding American citizens, most likely for nefarious purposes.
“I think what they’ll do is turn this universal check on the law-abiding into a universal registry of law-abiding people. And law-abiding people don’t want that. My God, that’s the last thing they want,” LaPierre said on “Fox News Sunday.”
After host Chris Wallace pointed out that post-Newtown firearms proposals from President Obama and other Democrats don’t call for a national registry or a confiscation of weapons already in private hands, LaPierre said he wasn’t buying it.
“Obamacare wasn’t a tax until they wanted it to be a tax. I don’t think you can trust these — I mean my gosh, [Sen.] Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] said, ‘If we could go door to door and pick ‘em up, I’d do it,’” he said.
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