Tag Archives: Gun Control

10 Myths About Guns

Ten myths compiled by Sen. Chuck Grassley following President Barack Obama’s executive actions on firearms.

Myth No. 1: Firearm purchases at gun shows do not require a background check due to the “gun show loophole.”

Facts:

  • When the president and others refer to the “gun show loophole,” they imply that there are no background checks being done at gun shows. As a result, much of the public has been misinformed and are led to believe that individuals who purchase firearms at gun shows are not subject to a background check.

  • In reality, there is no “gun show loophole.” If an individual wants to purchase a firearm from a licensed firearms retailer, which typically makes up the majority of vendors at gun shows, the individual must fill out the requisite federal firearms paperwork and undergo a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check.

  • The only firearms that are being purchased at gun shows without a background check are those being bought and sold between individuals, peer-to-peer, as opposed to buying a firearm from a gun dealer. These private sales are not at all different from selling a personal hunting rifle to the owner’s niece or nephew down the road. It is a private sale, and no background paperwork is required. The gun is private property, and the sale is made like a sale of the family’s good silver. The one difference is that the locus of a gun show is being used to make the private sale.

  • Under current law, an individual is permitted to occasionally sell part, or all, of his personal firearms collection. These private sellers, however, cannot be “engaged in the business” of selling firearms. “Engaged in the business” means they can’t repeatedly sell firearms with the principal objective of earning funds to support themselves. Some of the individuals who wish to sell a portion, or all, of their personal firearms collection do so at the show and might display their wares on a table. These “private table sales,” however, are private, peer-to-peer sales and, therefore, do not require a background check. The president cannot change criminal statutes governing requirements for which sellers must conduct background checks. His new actions don’t do so and don’t claim to do so.

  • In a peer-to-peer, private firearms transaction, it is already illegal to sell a firearm to another individual if the seller “knows or has reasonable cause to believe” that the buyer meets any of the prohibited categories for possession of a firearm (felon, fugitive, illegal alien, etc.).

Source: 10 Myths About Guns

Formerly ‘Great’ Britain…

Pussified…

Before a similar quote was attributed to Rahm Emanuel, former-United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill supposedly stated, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” While the quote is of questionable veracity, current-UK PM David Cameron seems to embrace the sentiment. Following November’s heinous terrorist attacks in Paris, the Tory leader no longer appears content to merely subjugate the proles of Airstrip One, and has, in the run up to a European Council meeting held Friday December 18, demanded that the rest of Europe enact severe gun controls. While most of the EU is not a paragon of gun rights, at the moment some of its countries are considerably more respectful of those rights than the UK.

Source: NRA-ILA | David Cameron Uses Paris Attacks to Push EU Gun Controls, While Finns, Czechs, and Others Share Concerns

Law Enforcement Across U.S. Encourages Controversial Gun Practice

Causing many gun grabbing statists to wet themselves..And go into hysterics..

Two law enforcement officers from different parts of the country have encouraged those with valid permits to carry a pistol, to PLEASE do so. Citing the attacks in recent months all over the world, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known as “The Toughest Sheriff In America”, along with Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum from Ulster County, NY, voiced their plea for legally armed

Source: Law Enforcement Across U.S. Encourages Controversial Gun Practice

Times that Try Men’s Souls are Overwhelming by Design…

The gun-grabbers are coming at us from all directions. Oath Breaker-in-Chief Barack Obama and the leading Democrat contender for his job, the wretched unindicted co-conspirator Hillary Clinton, have both made citizen disarmament centerpieces of their political platforms, implying Australian-style gun confiscations are in the plans.

The “newspaper of record” took the unusual step of giving its citizen disarmament editorial front page headline placement, advocating:

Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens.

Source: Times that Try Men’s Souls are Overwhelming by Design…

How the ‘New York Times’ and Loretta Lynch Made Me Join the NRA…

The New York Times and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have finally put an end to all that. Hello again, Mr. LaPierre. Here’s my twenty-five bucks.  Send me that rosewood knife.  I’m in.

I don’t know which is worse, Ms. Lynch or the NYT. Actually they’re closely related, but let me start with the paper.  They published an editorial Friday (“End the Gun Epidemic in America“), contra the 2nd Amendment and calling for the confiscation of arms:

 Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens.

The amazing, and revealing, aspect of the editorial is that only days after the San Bernardino attack the words “Islam,” “ISIS,” “jihad” or anything resembling them are not mentioned in this editorial (as if they were complete anathema), only the amorphous “terrorism.” To wit:

America’s elected leaders offer prayers for gun victims and then, callously and without fear of consequence, reject the most basic restrictions on weapons of mass killing, as they did on Thursday. They distract us with arguments about the word terrorism. Let’s be clear: These spree killings are all, in their own ways, acts of terrorism.

Source: How the ‘New York Times’ and Loretta Lynch Made Me Join the NRA …