Gun Control? We’ve given enough to it.
I don’t have a burden to write about gun control and the bizarre excuses of why we need more laws but I found an article which I think I’ll respond to.
First of all as far as gun control is concerned we have been applying it the way liberals have wanted for decades. Cities ban ownership, gun free zones, federal background checks, registration in many states, regulation upon regulation, magazine limits, banning certain firearms because they “look” a certain way, etc. etc. These are liberal standards which hasn’t done anything what so ever to curb what they refer to as “gun violence.” There is no one with an IQ beyond their shoe size who doesn’t know most of this was meaningless from the beginning in stopping crimes being committed with guns. I think it’s against the law nation wide to kill, rob and kidnap using a gun, another person. Having said that, I tend to think there could be an enforcement problem, which is also typical of liberals.
We just had a mass shooting in Oregon. Oh, and the headline should have been something like Black Thug Murders 9 White Christians. But that would never happen. Hell CNN made the guy white in his picture and he was as black as Barack Obama. One white parent, one black parent.
Thanks to the famous!
The bodies hadn’t even been removed from the building before Obama, who damn sure wasn’t going to let this crisis go to waste, was standing before the cameras, faking anger, and calling for the confiscation of civilian owned firearms. Oh, I know there will be liberals saying “No he didn’t! He just wants ‘common sense’ gun control!” Well, yes he did when he mentioned Australia and the U.K. and how we need to learn from them, which both nations did just that. Need I remind Mr. Obama and your typical liberal that Americans don’t want our nation to be like Australia or the U.K. We actually like living here and enjoy the freedoms and liberty afforded us by the Constitution, and regardless of how you feel the 2nd Amendment is a God given right for the U.S. citizen to keep and bear arms.
Now there’s a “gun safety group” (read gun confiscation group) recommending some controls that would be great to have in place. We’ll check them out and see how much ‘common sense’ and how much ‘gun violence’ will be reduced.
Okay, here we go …
The group first recommended the Obama administration clarify the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990, which bars possession of a gun within 1,000 feet of a school. The law exempts people with a qualified state permit, but it is not clear which permits qualify for the exemption.
So, clarifying what a gun free zone is will help. Hmmmm … okay.
The group also recommended a regulation clarifying that high-volume gun sellers are engaged in the business of dealing firearms, and thus must get a federal firearms license and comply with criminal background checks for gun sales.
Folks if you’re a high-volume gun dealer you already have to have a federal firearms license and would have to comply with back ground checks for gun sales. These are current federal laws.
Third, it recommended that federal law enforcement be directed to identify and arrest dangerous criminals who try to buy illegal guns, and notify and work with local and state officials when there are attempts.
If dangerous criminals are attempting to buy illegal guns, just how is law enforcement going to know about that? I think that’s where the term “illegal” comes in. Oh, maybe they’re referring to the illegal weapons Obama and Eric Holder were selling to the Mexican drug cartels during Operation Fast and Furious. Okay, got it.
Now this next one is where the red flags should go up …
In addition, the federal government should help states enforce their existing background check laws by publishing aggregate background check denial data for guns sold by unlicensed sellers, such as private individuals, the group said in a report.
This is nothing but calling for the registration of each and every gun in America. “publishing aggregate background check denial data for guns sold by unlicensed sellers, such as private individuals.” There really is no such thing as an “unlicensed” firearms seller … except the private individual. So, all this is saying that if I wanted to sell one of my guns to my neighbor or transfer ownership over to my son … I’d have to be able to run a background check before transferring ownership. If I didn’t, I would be committing a felony. The wording is crafty enough but the meaning is obvious.
And lastly, another meaningless recommendation by the ‘gun safety group’ …
Lastly, the group called for further protection of domestic abuse victims by banning all convicted abusers, regardless of marital status, from having guns.
I call to mind the woman in New Jersey who applied for a permit to buy a gun because her ex-boyfriend was extremely abusive and dangerous. He wouldn’t abide by restraining orders and the woman feared for her life. Instead of providing protection for the domestically abused, she was murdered after waiting months for “permission” to buy a gun.
There isn’t one of these proposals that would do anything to curb “gun violence” as most of them are already in place. As I mentioned we’ve been doing it the liberal way for decades, yet they bitch about their own failed regulations.
Out of the five proposals only one is the real goal in the left’s quest for actual firearm confiscation and it’s number four on the list.
I read all the time how liberals mock the idea that only a ‘good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.’ The deal is, each and every incident of mass shootings ended when the good guys (cops) showed up with … gasp … guns.