Shouldn’t politicians who vote on gun control need to know basics about gun control laws?

19 Mar , 2019   Video

Democrat Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand: “Unfortunately, because the gun manufacturers only care about gun sales, they oppose the commonsense reform that can save lives. They want to oppose universal background checks because they want to sell an assault rifle to a teenager in a Walmart.”

Senator Gillibrand apparently doesn’t know this, but since 1994 if you tried to buy a gun through any dealer in the United States, there was a background check done on you. That includes all WalMart stores.
The reason that people want to fix the background check system is that the current system needlessly discriminates against poor minorities.

Monday, March 18, 2019

UPDATE: Democrats are using the New Zealand massacre to push for more gun control in the US. From Fox News:

Leading Democrats have heaped praise on New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after the Kiwi leader announced her country was immediately banning “military-style semi-automatic weapons” after last week’s attack that killed 50 people at two mosques.

Ardern announced Wednesday the weapons would be banned in addition to “all assault rifles,” among other firearms, adding that legislation is currently being drafted and she expects the law to take effect by April 11.

“We will ban all high-capacity magazines. We will ban all parts with the ability to convert semiautomatic, or any other type of firearm, into a military-style semi-automatic weapon,” the prime minister said. “In short, every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., were among the crowd of progressive voices who celebrated Ardern’s announcement, and they also used it as an opportunity to call for stricter gun control in the U.S.

“This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States,” Sanders tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez shared a video of Ardern announcing the ban, adding: “Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can’t even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8. . . .

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5 Responses

  1. John Howson says:

    Gillibrand also doesn’t understand that the proposed universal background check that gun rights advocates oppose applies to private sales between non-prohibited citizens, a sale on which the gun manufacturers make no money and are not even involved.

    • 2brknot2bfree says:

      More importantly, these types of sales will not be registered anyway. So, in reality, the whole purpose of the background check system as proposed to close the loophole is to get guns registered for future confiscation. “FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!” Any American who disagrees with that statement is no true American. Any American who thinks any infringement is OK, you are not an American. Your a dumbass who needs to look up the word infringe in the Webster’s 1828 dictionary. I have, as I found a copy, and up until recently there were a whole slew of meanings that many dictionaries no longer list. In other words, they’ve edited out the meanings so as to perpetrate a fraud in the American people. They are complicit in the fraud.

  2. David Miller says:

    I don’t think that they’re clueless about guns, they’re knowingly lying to a largely uninformed group of voters making use of hype, fear, misinformation and scapegoating to get the laws they want.

    • 2brknot2bfree says:

      Correct. As I noted above, they are perpetrating a fraud, and creating “pretend law.” The only not pretend law is laws which are not contrary to the Constitution (Marbury v. Madison).
      Also, the Second Amendment doesn’t create the right. It limits the government from ‘infringing’ the right.
      To go along with that, the plain reading of the amendment infers all levels of government are privy to this restriction, yet the federal government has, since 1934, tried to impose pretend legislation. Currently, almost every state thinks they have the right to infringe based on the 10th Amendment, but it makes clear anything in the Constitution that limits them is out of bounds. It even relates such in the language of the amendment.

  3. Rex Brinson says:

    HR-8 doesn’t just apply to gun sales. It applies to all private transfers. If someone wants to see your gun and you hand it to him you have broken HR-8 restrictions. You have to get a background check before you hand it to him and another before he hands it back.

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