By: Hon. Jenn Coffey
National Director of Legislative Affairs
Second Amendment Sisters, Inc.
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- As a result of recent criminal activities, the media is clamoring for a government solution. That solution being offered to the American public runs the gamut from creating “banned” firearms, to “banning” certain amounts of ammunition.
What we should be more concerned with is the politically correct term “universal background check” or “UBC”. This term is nothing more than a euphemism for firearms and human registration. It means prohibiting private firearm sales and transfers, so that even transfers between family members will go through federally licensed dealers and be recorded by the government, as are dealer sales. Ask yourself, how will this universal check be done? The political pundits will tell you it is merely about looking at your criminal record. Well, that sounds reasonable; we already do that for dealer sales. So why need a “new” kind of background check then? In truth, the UBC reality will be a thorough search of your medical records, your mental health records and of course your military service records. On the surface, all of this may sound benign and nothing we should fear as a people.
The fact is we should be very fearful of this. We are talking not only about government having a record of everyone who owns guns (and WHICH guns), but of their creating a national data base of human beings with every aspect of your life included. Have you ever been prescribed an anti-anxiety or depression medication after losing a loved one? Are you a first responder from the incident on 9-11, or a veteran from the front lines in Iraq, either of whom might be suffering from PTSD?
Should a UBC be enacted either by people’s complacence, or firearm companies’ compliance, we will become the most surveilled society the world has ever seen. This effort will follow the same dangerous path that Hitler put into place, but will surpass it.
This type of legislation will lead to registration, which will be used for confiscation. An unarmed society is then at the mercy of those in power. If we learn from history, we know only one more inevitability can follow -extermination.
Sign the pledge as a consumer or business owner via www.noubc.com and share the message. There is strength in numbers, a better lesson from history. If we do not speak up now, tomorrow may be too late.
Second Amendment Sisters. Founded by 5 women from across the country, SAS has now grown to thousands of members across our Great Nation. We have taken on many functions. We teach and advocate for women to have the right to life – that is, we work to protect our basic human right to self-defense. Our members span the ages from the very young to the mature. We are a grassroots national organization with representation in all 50 states. Second Amendment Sisters, also known as SAS, was formed in response to the Million Mom March. Visit: www.2asisters.org