Skip to comments.Will Sen. Tom Coburn Buy Off on the "Schumer Sell-Out"?
Posted on 02/25/2013 12:42:37 PM PST by EXCH54FE
Anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer's staff is leaking out to the press the Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is "on the verge" of caving in and agreeing to a ban on private gun sales -- and requiring virtually every American to get the government's approval before exercising their constitutional right to become a gun owner.
According to The Washington Post (2/23/13), the remaining sticking point is Coburn's reluctance to require a 4473 for every private transaction. Were this to occur, ATF's practice of going into gun stores and copying all the 4473's -- a practice which has been documented by GOA -- would soon produce a national gun registry.
Schumer's people have also let it be known that they may have Susan Collins (R-ME), John McCain (R-AZ), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in the bag. (Note to gun owners in these states: These Senators really need to hear from you!)
Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that the final version of the "Schumer sell-out" prohibits any paperwork from being kept on private gun sales.
According to scholar John Lott, 8% of all gun purchases are currently blocked by the FBI. But, according to a recent study by the Department of Justice, only 1.8% of the 8% are blocked because they are "denied." That means that 6.2% are neither "denied" nor "approved." However, because most gun sellers won't sell a firearm under these circumstances, even after three days, these legal gun purchasers are permanently denied their constitutional rights by bureaucratic fiat.
Although the FBI is legally required to state a reason for blocking a gun purchase within five days, it NEVER complies with the law -- daring purchasers, instead, to "sue us." Most purchasers, lack the means to do just that.
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Thanks for your work.
Coburn is talking tough on sequester, which can only mean he’s planning on caving somewhere else.
John McCain. Every time we see his name, Sarah Palin’s name should come to mind.
I'm not holding my breath.
The last letter I sent to Inhofe has still not been replied to, and the last reply I got from Coburn was down-right condescending.
How disappointing. How utterly disappointing
The Republicrats and the Democans, both, are birds of a feather - power maniacs - and buy into the Washington elitist mentality of ‘us vs. them’ with respect to constituents as soon as they sit in on their first session of congress.
It’s becoming impossible to get either group even to listen to the voices of Americans unless those Americans are reporters.
Unfortunately, we’re screwed here in Virginia, with two of the Senate’s top Obama stooges.. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. They have their heads so far up Obama’s hind end they see daylight through his nostrils.
WTH???? Has he been offered a bribe or something?? Good God, the corruption of these damned people would make any Mexican government bureaucrat blanche.
is this schumer trying to destroy the agreement?
I think the country club senate is totally ok with abolishing the second amendment. They just have not figured out how to abolish the inconvenience of the voter.
Yes, of course. She should be blamed for every rotten thing McCain does.
I can’t believe how many FReepers think her endorsement put McCain over the top in his reelection. This Arizonan has news for you: He didn’t need it in the slightest. May have actually cost him Rat votes.
If you believe that the endorsement mattered, then I believe you are an idiot.