Skip to comments.Mayors Push for Enforcement of Background Checks(Barf Alert)
Posted on 01/25/2011 3:54:25 AM PST by marktwain
Members from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition gathered in New York this morning to advocate for a simple solution to cutting down on gun violence: just adhere to the existing laws already on the books.
The group, lead by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a press statement this morning calling for the government to crack down on background check loopholes. They are pushing for a stricter enforcement of the 1968 gun law that prohibits people with a history of drug abuse, criminal activity, or mental illness, from buying guns.
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They are pushing for a ban on private sales and the resulting national gun registration that goes with it.
The left must always lie. Everything they do is a lie. They cannot tell the truth, or they lose the power that they have managed to obtain by the lie.
The concept that the government could or should only allow certain people to have guns stands the very concept of American jurisprudence on its head. It presumes that the government knows all, controls all, and should be doing so. It is wrong and ineffective.
It is crazy to set up a huge expensive bureaucratic system, require everyone to jump though hoops and prove that they are *not* criminals in order to try, ineffectively, to prevent the few individuals who are not responsible, from having legal access to guns.
This is a failed paradigm, and it should be abandoned. To accept the idea that the all gun sales should be monitored by the government, and only allowed to those it deems satisfactory is fundamentally wrong.
The entire idea of the enterprise has always been the death of a thousand cuts, where the restrictions on who can buy, and where, and how and what are continually increased until the number of gun owners is reduced to political insignificance.
I would be impressed if the Mayors wanted to push for Immigration enforcement laws rather than meaningless attempts to tear down the 2nd
1968 gun law that prohibits people with a history of drug abuse, criminal activity, or mental illness, from buying guns.
There would be abuses with this. If they could 100 percent assure that some innocent was not banned then fine but there is no way.