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Universal Background Checks

Additional Facts that Undermine a Key Component of Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Agenda

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NRA – ILA

Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Regarding calls for universal background Checks:

  • They are already required for dealer sales of firearms, whether at brick and mortar shops or gun shows.
  • They are already required when firearms are sold across state lines, including firearms advertised online.
  • They do not, nor can they, identify or stop persons whose behavior has not already resulted in some intervention by the criminal justice or mental health systems. They are necessarily backward-looking, not forward-looking.
  • According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, most criminals who use guns get them from theft, on the black market, or from acquaintances. Background checks are irrelevant in these circumstances.
  • According to the BATFE, nearly half of illegally trafficked firearms originate with straw purchasers. Background checks cannot stop straw purchasers; indeed, straw purchasers exploit the current background check system.
  • It is already illegal for a person to transfer a firearm to another individual who the person knows or reasonably should know is prohibited by law from having it. This applies whether the transaction is conducted by a dealer or private person.
  • It is already illegal for a person to provide a firearm to another individual who the person knows intends to use it in a violent or drug trafficking crime. This applies whether the transaction is conducted by a dealer or private person.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

  • 2 User comments to “Additional Facts that Undermine a Key Component of Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Agenda”

    1. Donald L. Cline on June 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM said:

      Will you 1) please STOP validating the destruction of our fundamental right to privacy and due process by supporting a search (interrogation under penalty of perjury) in the absence of probable cause of wrongdoing as a precondition to receiving “permission” to exercise our right to keep and bear arms? And 2) will you please STOP validating the NON-delegated authority of the federal government to issue or deny “permission” to exercise a RIGHT?
      C’mon, people! The federal government has no authority over the private right to keep and bear arms PERIOD! It had devolved into a rogue occupation government deriving no authority from the U.S. Constitution, and it is time to put it back into its Constitutional box! STOP SUPPORTING AND VALIDATING ITS TYRANNY!

    2. Dr Dave on June 22, 2014 at 7:04 PM said:

      Don
      Technically the 2nd Amendment is not violated by the background check. The 2ndA allows for the keeping and bearing of arms NOT the sale of or transfer to of arms. The Gov CAN and obviously has written laws to require certain conditions to exist to BUY guns but not to keep and bear them. Anyone can own a gun (including a felon) but not everyone can BUY a gun. A felon can even own an arsenal of guns as long as he doesn’t have “immediate control” over them. Basically if a felon has a collection of guns for investment purposes and as long as he doesn’t try to add to the collection he can keep them forever but he has lost his “right” to bear and use the arms like he has to vote in elections by being a felon. ALL citizens have a right to vote but felons give up that right when convicted. In terms of the 2ndA felons give up the right to BUY guns or have “direct control” that is well within the Gov’s ability to control.

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