Anti-Gunners’ Wish List: Ban Private Gun Sales, Ban Gun, Ban Magazine

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Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- While banning guns and magazines is being actively promoted by the anti-gunners (as evidenced by introduction of Sen. Feinstein’s S. 150), the criminalization of private firearm transfers is the centerpiece of their anti-Second Amendment efforts.

This is part of a strategy to chip away at our Second Amendment rights under the guise of being “reasonable.”

But if you understand exactly what the anti-gunners are really talking about, you’ll understand that the restrictions they’re proposing are anything but reasonable.

While we don’t know the final form this legislation will take, these checks no doubt would require background checks for firearm transfers between lifelong friends, and maybe even between family members.  It would also be a step toward national gun registration.   As we mentioned in an article last week, “universal” background checks are background checks on EVERY transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental, and loan of a firearm between any and all individuals, minus whatever exceptions our opponents will stand for.

Does anyone really think that these checks will be conducted between drug dealers on a Chicago street corner or gang members in an L.A. alley?  Of course not.  You know that’s ridiculous and so do the anti-gun politicians, but they don’t care. 

And where and how would these personal checks be done?  Would you and your friend, or grandson, or mother have to drive to some government office at the state capital?  Or travel several hours to the government-approved, federally licensed dealer in another part of your state?  What happens when the instant check system isn’t functioning?  How will the government monitor and enforce these checks?  Obviously, this proposal raises more questions than it answers.

Furthermore, “universal” background checks are unnecessary.

It is already a federal felony to be engaged in the business of buying and selling firearms without having a federal dealer’s license.  It is already a crime for a federally licensed dealer to sell a gun without doing a background check–that’s all dealers, everywhere, whether at retail stores or gun shows.  Further, it is already a federal felony to sell, trade, give, lend, rent or transfer a gun to a person you know or should know is not legally allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm.

It is even a federal felony to submit false information on a background check form for the purpose of purchasing a firearm, though Vice President Biden does not think it’s worth the government’s time to prosecute these criminal acts.

NRA does NOT support “universal” background checks and will continue to oppose, “universal” background checks and registration schemes. We do believe that records of those who are prohibited by law from purchasing firearms (including those whose mental health history puts them in this category) ought to be included in the federal instant check system.

Please continue to contact your U.S. Senators and tell them to oppose “universal” background check legislation AND S. 150, Sen. Feinstein’s gun and magazine ban.  To identify and contact your elected officials in Washington, D.C., use the “Write Your Reps” feature at www.NRAILA.org, or you can reach your member of Congress by phone at 202-224-3121.

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  • 9 thoughts on “Anti-Gunners’ Wish List: Ban Private Gun Sales, Ban Gun, Ban Magazine

    1. Reasonable? I just read an article in the UK where several folks were facing sentences of up to 16 years for the posession of a bolt action .22lr caliber rifle. Think about that Mr. Purdy, AH Fox, Holland and Holland, etc. You too Mr Fudd. Of course the “media” called this fine old Brno .22 a “deadly sniper weapon” Sound familliar ? The US media is allready on this page. They further described the box of .22 LR h.p. ammo as “maximum damage ammunition”. This my Fudd ‘friends’ is where ‘reasonable’ leads. Straight to hell. Here is reasonable , one we surrender nothing, two we fight to prosecute and investigate any actions or votes taken in violation of the US Constitution, or infraction against the peoples rights. That is the only reasonable solution at this point. If you voted as an elected representative for the NDAA? You belong in prison . If you you vote to remove any right under the first, second,fourth amendments etc. ? You go to jail. Undeclared wars same. Support of fiat currency and paying of unconstitutional interest to a private central bank? Well that one at this point deserves a trail and long drop on a hemp rope!

    2. What disturbs me most is not the stictly logical of factual aspects of this debate, but the tone of it. This is not really about the 2nd Amendment. Instead, it really is about whether a profoundly selfish wish to not be included as a responsible member of a society with 315 million members can be sanctioned by majority will through Congress. The amount of killing being done by people, whether you can define them as criminals or not, by using guns has reached an intolerable point. Some sort of regulation that restricts the overall supply, especially of mass kill capacity weapons, needs to become law. What sort will probably take years and decades to work out. Everyone who wants to reduce violence in our society should be interested in the ways that laws car really work, in the limited way they do, and in other means and methods for actually making progress.

    3. These people are NOT anti-gun , they , like the ACLU and the SPLC are anti-American , anti-freedom communist b–t–ds , out to destroy the united States constitution piece by piece so that like Scalia says . it is a useless document that can be eliminated .

    4. SBeecher You are operating on a false perception managed view. Majority? Thats questional at best. And you neglect to mention that contrary to mass media the violent crime statistics by the Justice dept continue to show major declines. Chicago is an example of your success and I suggest you relocate there . You would exchange rights for permitted privileges. As a result you deserve neither.

    5. Buck, Quite agree thats why Scalia and any like him need to go. Wouldnt that be a nice “change”? For once the elites need to be held accountable to the same law they swore to uphold.

    6. Hey SBeecher, read the UK newspapers. On any given day they are screaming about more ‘knife control’. There was an article in the British Medical Journal back on 2005 about how they felt that banning kitchen knives with pointy tips would solve their murder problems. I’m not kidding.

      Don’t you see? We don’t have a gun problem, or a knife problem. We have a politician problem! Crime has been declining for the last three decades, and do they point that out? No, because it doesn’t fit their agenda. And they do have an agenda. And like Nazi Germany in 1933, it might take a while to see exactly what their agenda is. Let history be a warning. Most of Germany had no idea where they were heading in 1933. Most of them still had no idea in 1943. And parroting talking points from CNN makes you look like a tool. Why not try thinking for yourself?

      You want to really reduce crime even further? Stop this BS ‘war on drugs’ that has created organized crime south of the border, along with human trafficking and assassinations in broad daylight.

    7. there is no way one can talk “reasonable ” to mind sets like biden,obama,feinstein, and all the SBeecher types .they have all been brainwashed for so many years they can’t think on their own ! they have to be told what to think and how to think.they have no common sense!!

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