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NRA Commentator Slams Holder: 'This is a Political Game & Agenda That Has Nothing to Do with Making Americans Safer

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"But don’t tell me that that situation is going to get better if we have a 'universal' background check system."

A commentator for the National Rifle Association (NRA) blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for proposing new expanded, universal background check system be implemented to purchase firearms.

The video features former Navy Seal Dom Raso explaining the alleged failure of our current background check system. He accuses Holder of playing "a political game" that "has nothing to do with making Americans safer."

"Here’s how it works: before the seller runs your name in the system, you have to fill out a form testifying you’re legally allowed to purchase a firearm. Lying on that form is a federal felony," begins Raso.

Watch the video, courtesy of NRA News:

"So let’s say that’s what happens — the criminal lies on the form and the seller takes it to the back to run the name through the system. In 2010, that scenario played out 76,000 times … and only 13 of those 76,000 were legally blocked from buying a firearm and were actually prosecuted and convicted for committing a felony in order to TRY to buy a firearm," he continues.

"The Attorney General Eric Holder was asked about this statistic, and he said there isn’t enough time to catch and prosecute all these criminals," said Raso.

"OK, fine. Law enforcement is stretched thin and they’ve got a lot of problems on their hands already. But don’t tell me that that situation is going to get better if we have a 'universal' background check system."

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