Anti-Gunners’ Wish List: Ban Private Gun Sales, Ban Gun, Ban Magazine

NRA-ILA
NRA – ILA

Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- While banning guns and magazines is being actively promoted by the anti-gunners (as evidenced by introduction of Sen. Feinstein's S. 150), the criminalization of private firearm transfers is the centerpiece of their anti-Second Amendment efforts.

This is part of a strategy to chip away at our Second Amendment rights under the guise of being “reasonable.”

But if you understand exactly what the anti-gunners are really talking about, you'll understand that the restrictions they're proposing are anything but reasonable.

While we don't know the final form this legislation will take, these checks no doubt would require background checks for firearm transfers between lifelong friends, and maybe even between family members.  It would also be a step toward national gun registration.   As we mentioned in an article last week, “universal” background checks are background checks on EVERY transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental, and loan of a firearm between any and all individuals, minus whatever exceptions our opponents will stand for.

Does anyone really think that these checks will be conducted between drug dealers on a Chicago street corner or gang members in an L.A. alley?  Of course not.  You know that's ridiculous and so do the anti-gun politicians, but they don't care. 

And where and how would these personal checks be done?  Would you and your friend, or grandson, or mother have to drive to some government office at the state capital?  Or travel several hours to the government-approved, federally licensed dealer in another part of your state?  What happens when the instant check system isn't functioning?  How will the government monitor and enforce these checks?  Obviously, this proposal raises more questions than it answers.

Furthermore, “universal” background checks are unnecessary.

It is already a federal felony to be engaged in the business of buying and selling firearms without having a federal dealer's license.  It is already a crime for a federally licensed dealer to sell a gun without doing a background check–that's all dealers, everywhere, whether at retail stores or gun shows.  Further, it is already a federal felony to sell, trade, give, lend, rent or transfer a gun to a person you know or should know is not legally allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm.

It is even a federal felony to submit false information on a background check form for the purpose of purchasing a firearm, though Vice President Biden does not think it's worth the government's time to prosecute these criminal acts.

NRA does NOT support “universal” background checks and will continue to oppose, “universal” background checks and registration schemes. We do believe that records of those who are prohibited by law from purchasing firearms (including those whose mental health history puts them in this category) ought to be included in the federal instant check system.

Please continue to contact your U.S. Senators and tell them to oppose “universal” background check legislation AND S. 150, Sen. Feinstein's gun and magazine ban.  To identify and contact your elected officials in Washington, D.C., use the “Write Your Reps” feature at www.NRAILA.org, or you can reach your member of Congress by phone at 202-224-3121.

About:
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

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roger griggs
roger griggs
7 years ago

there is no way one can talk "reasonable " to mind sets like biden,obama,feinstein, and all the SBeecher types .they have all been brainwashed for so many years they can't think on their own ! they have to be told what to think and how to think.they have no common sense!!

tracker13
tracker13
7 years ago

Hey SBeecher, read the UK newspapers. On any given day they are screaming about more 'knife control'. There was an article in the British Medical Journal back on 2005 about how they felt that banning kitchen knives with pointy tips would solve their murder problems. I'm not kidding. Don't you see? We don't have a gun problem, or a knife problem. We have a politician problem! Crime has been declining for the last three decades, and do they point that out? No, because it doesn't fit their agenda. And they do have an agenda. And like Nazi Germany in 1933,… Read more »

Oathkeeper Vet
Oathkeeper Vet
7 years ago

Buck, Quite agree thats why Scalia and any like him need to go. Wouldnt that be a nice "change"? For once the elites need to be held accountable to the same law they swore to uphold.

Oathkeeper Vet
Oathkeeper Vet
7 years ago

SBeecher You are operating on a false perception managed view. Majority? Thats questional at best. And you neglect to mention that contrary to mass media the violent crime statistics by the Justice dept continue to show major declines. Chicago is an example of your success and I suggest you relocate there . You would exchange rights for permitted privileges. As a result you deserve neither.

Buck
Buck
7 years ago

New Jersey has NO gun rights , only laws designed to be used to take their guns thru entrapment .

Buck
Buck
7 years ago

These people are NOT anti-gun , they , like the ACLU and the SPLC are anti-American , anti-freedom communist b–t–ds , out to destroy the united States constitution piece by piece so that like Scalia says . it is a useless document that can be eliminated .

SBeecher
SBeecher
7 years ago

What disturbs me most is not the stictly logical of factual aspects of this debate, but the tone of it. This is not really about the 2nd Amendment. Instead, it really is about whether a profoundly selfish wish to not be included as a responsible member of a society with 315 million members can be sanctioned by majority will through Congress. The amount of killing being done by people, whether you can define them as criminals or not, by using guns has reached an intolerable point. Some sort of regulation that restricts the overall supply, especially of mass kill capacity… Read more »

Oathkeeper Vet
Oathkeeper Vet
7 years ago

Reasonable? I just read an article in the UK where several folks were facing sentences of up to 16 years for the posession of a bolt action .22lr caliber rifle. Think about that Mr. Purdy, AH Fox, Holland and Holland, etc. You too Mr Fudd. Of course the "media" called this fine old Brno .22 a "deadly sniper weapon" Sound familliar ? The US media is allready on this page. They further described the box of .22 LR h.p. ammo as "maximum damage ammunition". This my Fudd 'friends' is where 'reasonable' leads. Straight to hell. Here is reasonable , one… Read more »