Like US, Mexico faces a state-by-state divide over abortion rights. But there are no such divisions in the issue of gun ownership.
It is rare to find a nation that has a complete pro-gun agenda, yet many countries seem to have some semblance of an anti-gun agenda.
In the US, state-by-state, there is a very clear divide regarding gun control. But it is not as clear cut in the Mexico where one needs a passport to own a gun nor are there any gun-related restrictions for Mexicans in the Mexico. However, there are some laws in place that have an impact.
In the US, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is currently suing the states for adopting new gun control laws. The gun lobby is claiming that the laws will infringe on the rights of law abiding citizens.
In April, 2014, there was a Supreme Court hearing regarding the implementation of several changes to the national gun-control laws. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, however, the Court asked the NRA to clarify whether it was opposed to the laws.
In July 2013, there was a meeting regarding gun control in the US that took place at the NRA’s National Leadership Conference in Washington DC. The NRA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Independent Firearm Owners Association, and the Gun Owners of America organized the meeting.
The main point of discussion was whether the NRA should take a position in the case. The NRA’s Board of Directors decided to participate and make their stance clear.
NRA Position on Gun Control
The NRA says that there are many problems with the new gun control laws and that the laws infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens. They want to be able to have the conversation about gun laws in the US without the fear of a lawsuit from the gun lobby. They say that they are not opposed to the laws but oppose the implementation and that is why they are making their position on the gun laws clear.
“We want it to be a debate,” said NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker, “We are not opposed to gun laws on either side, but what we are opposed to is laws that have been written by special interest