As quoted in Scott Walker: Hillary Clinton is wrong on gun control after TV shooting. (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/28/2015)
Walker, has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.
Related reading: Guns and the mentally ill. Why the NRA keeps talking about mental illness, rather than guns. (The Economist, 3/13/2013)
On balance, the talk of a gun lobby smokescreen is fair. Examine the NRA's arguments more closely, and Mr LaPierre demolishes his own suggestions even as he makes them. In a ferocious speech to supporters in Salt Lake City on February 23rd, he predicted that criminal records and the mentally incompetent would "never" be part of a background check system, which was really aimed at "one thing—registering your guns".