New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte claimed today that she didn’t vote for universal background checks because it could lead of a “national registry,” which the background check bill actually forbids.
Sen. Ayotte falsely said: “I will tell you in terms of a universal background check, as it’s been framed, I have a lot of concerns about that leading to a registry that will lead to a privacy situation for lawful firearms owners.”
Again, for the record, Manchin-Toomey background check proposal would have expanded background checks for gun purchases, it wouldn’t have created a national firearms registry. In fact, it would have strengthened existing law barring the creation of any such registry and stiffened penalties against any official who violated or tried to violate the prohibition.
(Sources: DailyKos.com and HuffingtonPost.com)