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Iron Triangle (Gun Control)

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Priya Misal

on 1 May 2013

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ATF JUDICIARY The relationship between the ATF and NRA is that NRA is an interest group that would most likely lobby ATF, which is a federal agency to enforces the laws, the laws that NRA wants. Basically NRA helps ATF by getting congressional support and ATF in favor, helps the NRA by regulating its laws. NRA is an interest group that wants less gun control while ATF is a federal agency that deals with Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives. NRA would lobby ATF to get congressional support that would help the agency and ATF would make sure that NRA’s policy or regulations matter the most. The Relationship between ATF and NRA. ATF Vision-A dedicated team securing America’s future by accomplishing a critical mission today.They Protect America.They Protect our Community.

ATF Mission-A unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.They partner with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public they serve through information sharing, training, research, and use of technology.

ATF Values-They value people and those that serve.They value professionalism, integrity, diversity, commitment, innovation, and excellence.They value partnerships that promote the safety of our communities. Gun Control By: P. Misal, O. Boleman,
M. Ramirez, M. Patel ATF to the Judiciary Execution of regulations of policy choices. Law Regulations & Special Favors. The Judiciary to the ATF It is the main source for Funding, Political Support, & Jurisdiction for the ATF. -The Dept. of Justice (ATF) reduces the risk to public safety caused by criminal possession and use of firearms
-Current Activity: On 4/26, ATF produced 8 new Special Agent Canine Handler teams after graduating its 102nd explosives detection K–9 class -The Senate Judiciary Committee deals with representatives, civil liberties, and constitutional amendments
-Current Activity: Hearing of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013 (to improve legal matters relating to the privacy of electronic communications) http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/4/oregon-senate-judiciary-committee-to-consider-four-antigun-bills-next-tuesday.aspx

NRA urges constituents to contact senators, stating their opposition to the mentioned bills.


NRA comments on the win in the Senate against new gun control legislation (S150) that was proposed.


NRA defends the Senate's stance on gun control NRA supports Judiciary Committee members during campaigns via financial aid and constituent support if they are against gun control. Members of the Judiciary may reject some gun control legislation due to this support. "Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is NRA's political action committee. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates - irrespective of party affiliation - based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.In 2008, NRA-PVF was involved in 271 campaigns for the U.S. House and Senate, winning in 230 of those races (85%). NRA-PVF also endorsed thousands of state legislative candidates that same year and achieved an 84% success rate in those elections.NRA resources in the 2008 elections were more widely deployed in more critical battles than ever before. Millions of dollars were spent on direct campaign donations, independent campaign expenditures and on mobilizing the most aggressive grassroots operation in NRA history. In 2009 and '10, NRA-ILA has continued to build upon that grassroots organization with programs that work to effectively communicate with NRA members and others. NRA relies on a very simple premise: when provided with the facts, the nation's elected officials will recognize that "gun control" schemes are an infringement on the Second Amendment and a proven failure in fighting crime. The importance of this premise lies in the knowledge that, as one U.S. Congressman put it: 'The gun lobby is people.'"Bottom Line: The NRA judges potential legislators and makes sure that its members know whether or not a politician is pro-gun control or not. They also provide campaign funding for those who are against gun control through the NRA-PVF. Lobbying cont. NRA "On March 14, 2013, the Assault Weapons Ban was approved by Senate Judiciary Committee. “Americans are looking to us for solutions and action,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. He said that despite gun-rights advocates’ claims, the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms is not at risk, but “lives are at risk” unless lawmakers can figure out how to keep firearms away from dangerous people. In a written statement, Obama thanked Senators “for taking another step forward in our common effort to help reduce gun violence” and said Congress should vote on all the proposals. He said assault weapons “are designed for the battlefield, and they have no place on our streets, schools, or threatening enforcement officers.”The measure's sponsor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and her supporters say the ban would help eliminate the type of firearms and magazines that have been used with deadly effect at Newtown and several other recent mass shootings. Opponents say barring the guns would violate the right to bear arms and have little overall impact because assault weapons are involved in small percentages of gun crimes.The House's Republican leaders have said they'll wait for the Senate to act before moving on legislation. They've not expressed support for an assault weapons ban.They have discussed improving how states report data on people with serious mental health and drug abuse problems to the federal background check system. Both parties see that as a major flaw that needs to be fixed." -NRA represents the interests of gun owners and enthusiasts
-Current Activity: Debating whether veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder should be allowed to possess firearms OBAMA'S EXPERTS

http://www.gunbanfacts.com/media-center.aspx?t=video&i=252337 Connection Between NRA and Judiciary Judiciary and ATF's funding
NRA's influence
Reason of the name
Brady Law
Obama's gun control proposals
Line-Item Veto Act of 1996 Lobbying "Over the past few years, NRA-ILA members and the NRA have decidedly changed politics in America. Across the country, from the presidential race to Congress to state legislative races, there has been a noted increase in ads proudly proclaiming candidates' pro-gun credentials.In the 2008 and 2010 elections, NRA resources were widely deployed in more critical battles than ever before. Millions of dollars were spent on direct campaign donations, independent campaign expenditures and on mobilizing the most aggressive grassroots operation in NRA history. Leading up to the 2012 elections, NRA-ILA will build on that grassroots organization with continued programs to effectively communicate with NRA members and others." NRA Political Victory Fund SUMMARY CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ALL
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