CPRC in Maine’s Sun Journal on Michael Bloomberg’s gun control initiative on their ballot

16 Oct , 2016  


Dr. John Lott has a oped in Maine’s Sun Journal about the Michael Bloomberg gun control initiative being pushed there.

Let’s say a stalker is threatening a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun?

If you live in Maine, loaning her your gun may soon land you in prison.

And forget about Boy Scout shooting trips, where adults lend troops shotguns and rifles so that the Scouts can earn their firearm merit badges. Stick with that annual ritual and those adult leaders may soon find themselves in prison.

Those are just a couple of the hidden consequences if Maine voters pass referendum Question 3 on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Everyone wants to keep criminals from getting guns, but the current background check system is a mess. It primarily disarms the most vulnerable citizens, particularly law-abiding minorities. Virtually every time that the government stops someone from buying a gun, it is done by mistake. I am not talking here about preventing guns from falling into the wrong hands. I am talking about people who are legally eligible to buy a gun.

Gun control advocates constantly claim that nationwide background checks have stopped 2.4 million prohibited people from buying a gun. But what they should really say is that there were 2.4 million “initial denials.” And more than 96 percent of those “initial denials” are errors that are dropped during just the first two stages of review. More cases are dropped later.

It is one thing to stop a felon from buying a gun. It is quite another to stop a law-abiding citizen from buying a gun simply because his name is similar to that of a felon. . . .


1 Response

  1. Douglas Richard says:

    Typical of how Liberals operate on gun control issues. Lie, Lie until the lie becomes the “Truth” and no “reasonable” person could be against the Liberal agenda. The radical Justices that Hillary Clinton would appoint will virtually wipe out the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. She has made clear that she will not appoint Justices who will actually interpret and follow the Constitution, but rather she has assured us that she will be appointing activist Justices (and clearly also lower Federal Judges) who will be Activists from the Bench, pushing the Leftist agenda. Incredibly, not once in the three debates has she stated that she is looking for a Justice who will uphold the Constitutional Rights of Americans (other than as it relates to her extreme stance on abortion.) She must be defeated.

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