Skip to comments.Background check breakdown, local and federal
Posted on 03/08/2013 4:56:23 AM PST by marktwain
Days after it appeared that a proposed expansion of the background check had hit a major speed bump in Olympia, a similar proposal before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has also run into trouble as Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has refused to make a deal on the measure because it contains a record-keeping provision.
Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, had agreed to negotiate with state lawmakers over so-called universal background check legislation, but his conditions included no record-keeping, and more importantly, the state pistol registry would have to be abolished.
In the other Washington, Sen. Patrick Leahys Judiciary Committee is considering bills that also would ban so-called assault weapons and magazines that hold more than ten cartridges, and crack down on gun trafficking and straw purchases, which are already crimes.
Coburn cannot support the legislation as currently written, pushed by anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) that has a record-keeping requirement for private transactions.
This new development on Capitol Hill underscores what has happened in Olympia. Gottlieb, who was both praised and vilified by various gun rights activists for even agreeing to talk about background check legislation, draws the line at record keeping. Its a de facto registration scheme that would also apply to rifles and shotguns. His desire to abolish the state pistol registry became a sticking point with a law enforcement lobbying group.
The parallels between what is happening in both Washingtons on background check proposals is revealing. This is not so much about the stubbornness of pro-gunners Gottlieb and Coburn, but the insistence by anti-gunners that some form of record-keeping be maintained to essentially identify who has a firearm.
Gun rights activists maintain that it is nobodys business, and certainly no business of the government,
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State pistol registry?????
Yup. The main objective of the gun grabbers has always been to universalize the background checks. Once they are in place, they adjust the “prohibited persons” criteria at will. Piece by piece, more people can’t buy firearms -or possess them - until they have completely closed the net.
State pistol registry?????
Yes, Washington State has a State pistol registry.
I did some checking, and as near as I can tell, said "registry" only applies to handguns bought in-state through an FFL. No indication that it applies either to private sales or to handguns purchased out of state and brought in.