I'm very skeptical of that 80% number. I'm also very skeptical that 'every year more than 30% of all firearms related homicides go unsolved.' The perpetrator may not have been convicted in more than 30% of those cases but I highly doubt that they are unsolved.
I live in a fairly rural county, but we must average one or two homicides each year. Thinking back 20 years the vast majority have not involved firearms and those that have were solved.
Keep in mind the purpose of this is to penalize shooters by making it so expensive and complicated that they'll quit; this is a guise pushed by the anti-gunners, among other schemes. Been a member of the NRA for 40 years and would highly recommend all shooters belong. The Second Amendment will be trampled on with this upcoming Congress, the Justice Department and billonaire George Soros. Look also for forcing companies to develop a smart gun under the guise of safety and attempt to declare any lead use as unsafe. Since it's close to Christmas give a gift of an NRA membership as it will also benefit the giver. Darrell
I was just thinking that a lot of people will not pop for the fee of joining the NRA. If they would agree to filling out the necessary form and letting some one else pay for it that would make our numbers stronger. Good time to make it a Christmas gift. Even if evry member just paid for one other person that would double our numbers. Plus more than ever it sounds like it might be a good time for all of us to sellto others the need of joining the NRA