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Hunt S.A.F.E.

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Cabela’s Inc. partners with NSSF and Project ChildSafe are in the midst of a “Hunt S.A.F.E.” campaign

“S.A.F.E.” is an acronym for Secure your firearms when not in use; Be Aware of those around you who should not have unauthorized access to guns; Focus on your responsibility as a firearm owner; and Educate yourself and others about safe firearm handling and storage.

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National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS)

Why I oppose Universal Background Checks.

I am one of over 100 million law-abiding American citizens who responsibly owns firearms for target shooting, hunting, personal and home defense and collecting. I care deeply about the Second Amendment, and oppose legislation that would restrict my right to keep and bear arms.

I believe we need to “Fix NICS” (the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System) to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and others who are not legally permitted to possess them, without restricting the rights of law-abiding firearms owners.

With all of the attention some legislators have placed on banning inanimate hardware and expanding background checks to private transfers, lawmakers are failing to address issues that will work toward our collective goal of reducing crime. Your focus should be to “Fix NICS” by improving the quality and number of records in the system; as well as strengthening mental health care, helping to promote the safe storage of firearms in order to prevent access by unauthorized persons, including children, at-risk individuals and prohibited persons, and prosecuting criminals charged with firearms related crimes.

Please support efforts to “Fix NICS” by enacting legislation requiring our state to submit crime and mental health records to the federal database.

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The firearms industry and National Campaign of NSSF  is launching a campaign, FixNICS, to encourage states to report to NICS all records that establish someone is prohibited from owning a firearm under current law.

FBI NICS databases are incomplete because many states have not provided all records that establish someone is prohibited from owning a firearm under current law, especially including mental health adjudications and involuntary commitments orders.