Skip to comments.Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales
Posted on 02/24/2013 4:24:50 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
click here to read article
Yes, I think it a distinct possibility in the face of a national confiscation effort. To me the only question is of scale. Perhaps it would take the form of sporadic, fruitless resistance as the last flames of liberty are snuffed. Perhaps it would spawn a conflagration the likes of which this land has not suffered in over a century. When people perceive their backs against the wall, there is really no telling what could happen. We are enduring a leftist political movement’s attempts to fundamentally alter the relationship between citizen and state, with utter contempt for the documents that create and define the nature of that relationship. It’s really quite extraordinary to see what is happening as the termites clamor for “just one more bite, just one more bite” from our nation’s trembling foundation. What can one say about those who admit their desired policy measures will not have the effects ostensibly intended, yet push ahead anyway? What are their ends?
Coburn: Senators still not close to deal on background checks http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/284557-coburn-senators-still-not-close-to-deal-on-background-checks#comment-811167327 Coburn warned that any talk of registering gun owners would doom the effort. There absolutely will not be record-keeping on legitimate, law-abiding gun-owners in this country, he said. And if they want to eliminate the benefits of actually trying to prevent the sales to people who are mentally ill and to criminals, all they have to do is create a record-keeping. And that will kill this bill. So if you really want to improve it, you have to eliminate the record-keeping.
Yes, let us not throw Senator Coburn under the bus here. The "no record keeping" option will never be accepted by the Obama administration. If there is no record keeping, then the bill simply means an easy to check national database of proscribed purchasers. The left will never allow that, because they will scream that anyone will be able to use it, which would lead to "discrimination" of anybody with a record.
This could actually be useful to us, as Constitutionalists could claim "Why do we need 4473's and bound books, or the FBI instant check system, when anyone can check this database to be sure they are not selling to a prohibited purchaser?
It would also allow anyone to see if they were on the prohibited purchaser list, and would require an easily understandable method to have yourself taken off the list.
I think this is good political judo by Senator Coburn.
No record keeping, no universal background check. Works for me.