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January 8th, 2013
08:10 PM ET

KTH: Gun provision in Obamacare

CNN's Jim Acosta reports on a little-known measure in the 2010 Affordable Care Act that restricts doctors from collecting data about their patients’ gun use. The provision is entitled "Protection of Second Amendment Rights" and the language was pushed by the National Rifle Association.

It was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who included it in the health care bill. One Democratic source says it was a way to appease the powerful gun lobby and was seen as a "benign way to make sure the NRA didn't get involved."

Reid has a history of supporting second amendment rights and courting gun owners in his home state, Nevada. The Senator's staff told Acosta that his views on gun control are changing and differ from his beliefs when the legislation was passed.

 

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Filed under: Guns • Health Care • Keeping Them Honest • NRA
January 8th, 2013
07:02 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Shooting victim’s mom challenges politicians

On the second anniversary of her daughter’s death, Roxanna Green is honoring the young girl’s memory by fighting for gun regulation. At 9-years-old, Christina-Taylor was the youngest victim to die in the mass shooting rampage that also injured former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Today Green appeared in an ad for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, addressing lawmakers and asking, “When will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby?” She speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, relating the tragedy to her own experience as a mother who lost a child because of a deranged gunman.

Green and her husband believe in second amendment rights and own guns. What they want is stricter rules for background checks and a ban on “assault military-style weapons,” and “big capacity magazines.”

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Filed under: Crime • Guns • NRA
January 4th, 2013
11:22 PM ET

The NRA, guns and health care

Dr. Carolyn McClanahan says an Affordable Care Act provision restricting doctors from documenting patients' gun use makes no sense and is used as an intimidation tactic.

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January 4th, 2013
10:45 PM ET

Doctors cannot document patients' gun use

The NRA lobbied for a provision in the Affordable Care Act to bar doctors from collecting data about patients' gun use.

 

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December 22nd, 2012
06:38 AM ET

Murphy: NRA plan doesn't make any sense

Rep. Chris Murphy, a Senator-elect who represents Newtown, Connecticut, says the NRA's statement after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was absurd and a stunt.

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December 20th, 2012
11:20 PM ET

NRA helped defeat pro-gun lawmaker

The NRA withdrew support for a Tennessee lawmaker after she fought against a bill. The group targeted her with attack ads and she subsequently lost her re-election bid.

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