The Dangers of Universal Background Checks

Universal Background Checks – A Long Term Threat To Our Liberty

Bloomberg Universal Background Checks Hooray
Bloomberg Universal Background Checks Hooray
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun-grabbers are pushing hard to get what they call “Universal Background Check” (UBC) legislation passed at the state level. They have recently been successful in Washington State and Oregon.

Universal Background Checks (UBC) are where all gun sales, including private sales, must be run through a government background-check system.

While that seems innocent enough, it isn’t.

You will no longer be able to sell a gun at will to a relative, friend, or acquaintance in your living room, a parking lot, or anywhere else, except in a gun dealer’s business location during normal business hours, after you pay a fee and fill out paperwork. Oh, and a gun dealer can choose not to handle private sales at all!

In Washington State, under their new Universal Background Check law, a gun owner can’t loan someone a gun at a range without both persons going through a background check!

Universal Background Check legislation poses a very real threat to our right to keep and bear arms and, ultimately, to our liberty itself. Your ability to sell your guns will become cumbersome and more expensive. Worse, UBC laws will lead to gun registration schemes as a means of enforcement, home “compliance inspections” to ensure that those registration schemes have been followed, and, finally, confiscation (which has already occurred in other states).

Gun Control Lies Files: - '90 Percent Support for Background Checks'
Universal Background Checks – A Long Term Threat To Our Liberty

The antis couch Universal Background Check laws as being “common sense” and as closing a “loophole used by criminals to get guns.” Those who take that on face value and who don’t realize the full implications, including many gun owners who too often agree.

Of course criminals can easily get around any background check by simply stealing them, buying them wher they buy their drugs or getting someone else to buy the gun for them (called a straw purchase).

Millions of dollars were poured into advertising in both Washington State and Oregon, by people like Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates (Microsoft owner), to trick the population into supporting Universal Background Checks and, sadly, it worked.

(The antis in Washington State, lying as usual, bragged that the overwhelming majority of people in Washington wanted UBC laws. If that was so, why did they waste so many millions of dollars on a vast advertising campaign?)

GUN HATERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO BRING UBC LAWS TO VIRGINIA FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS OR SO

The good news is:

  1. While there have been many UBC bills introduced in the General Assembly, VCDL has been able to soundly defeat all of them so far.
  2. SO FAR, no serious money from people like Michael Bloomberg has been used to buy television, radio, and newspaper ads in support of UBC bills in Virginia, as has happened in some other states.
  3. Virginia does not have ballot initiatives like Washington State and some other states. Such initiatives allow an anti-gun media coupled with big money interests (Bloomberg, et al) to mislead the populace into overriding the state’s legislators and forcing passage of UBC laws.

The bad news is that Virginia is in the crosshairs and the attacks here will begin in earnest at some point and we need to prepare now if we are to prevail.

THE BEST TIME TO STOP A FIRE IS WHEN IT IS SMALL, NOT WAIT UNTIL YOUR HOUSE IS ENGULFED IN FLAMES

Right now, time is on our side. That is not so for some of our brethren in other states.

Virginia Citizens Defense League needs YOU to start educating all of your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and anybody else you interact with, be they gun owners or not. Do NOT let any comments about UBCs being acceptable stand unchallenged, including statements made in the media.

I am going to ask that our gun show coordinators pass out copies of the flyer, below, at all gun shows to make sure that gun owners, of all people, understand what is at stake.

Working together, NOW, to educate people, will allow us to stand strong and prevail on this issue.

To download the flyer, click here:

https://www.vcdl.org/sites/default/files/UBC_Flyer.pdf

The Dangers of Universal Background Checks

About:
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right. Visit: www.vcdl.org

  • 26 thoughts on “The Dangers of Universal Background Checks

    1. I realize this post has been up for a while, but just have to make a point.

      What is the point of any background check? The answer is, of course, to be able to prevent a free individual from exercising their right to own and carry weapons of military usefulness.

      I ask rhetorically, is this what the second amendment says? Would you deny an ex felon the right to carry a gun? A dangerous felon like someone who didn’t pay outrageous bastard tax (“child support”? The dangerous felon who didn’t file some paperwork with some bureaucracy? The dangerous felon who had shellfish slightly too long or too short? Since this has become a totalitarian democracy, every one of us is a de facto criminal since the law is unknown, unknowable, and subject to change at any time and retroactively.

      Dangerous felons (rapists and murderers) should be in prison or executed. The incurably insane should be institutionalized for the good of society.

      And everyone has the right to buy a machine gun through the mail. All laws to the contrary are illegitimate.

    2. A REFRESHER ON RIGHTS
      Do we have a right to keep and bear arms? Or do we have a privilege to keep and bear arms?
      What’s the difference?
      The difference is,
      • Rights are beyond the reach of government. No one has to ask government for permission to exercise a right that does not interfere with anyone else’s right.
      • Privileges are issued or denied by government, and may be revoked by government.

      Do we have a right to be secure from interrogation, search of our persons, houses, papers, and effects, and seizure of anything (including other rights) in the absence of a warrant founded on probable cause of criminal conduct?
      The 4th Amendment, U.S. Constitution, says we do.

      Do we have a right to be secure from being deprived of our rights without due process by a Court of Criminal Law?
      The 5th Amendment, U.S. Constitution, says we do.

      Do we have a right to be secure from the federal exercise of power not delegated, and the State exercise of power prohibited to the States?
      The 10th Amendment, U.S. Constitution, says we do.

      Then why do we allow the federal government to compel violation of our 4th, 5th, and 10th Amendment rights so it can issue or deny us permission to exercise our 2nd Amendment rights? Why do we allow the federal government to even license firearm dealers?

      We are sovereign citizens of the first nation in fifty centuries (in forever!) to establish the principle that private individual rights trump the arbitrary whim of kings and princes and neighborhood warlords and even majority rule by voter initiative. If we want to restore our Constitutional Republic, take it away from this rogue occupation government not deriving every scintilla of its Power from the Consent of the Governed (The U.S. Constitution), then we had better stop asking government permission to exercise our rights; we’d better stop the Bloomberg Universal Background Check Initiative, and we had better repeal The Brady Act of 1993, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the National Firearms Act of 1934. There isn’t much time left to save our country.

    3. You missed part of the threat: The original background checks via dealers were a stalking horse never intended to prevent criminal access to firearms. The intent was to sucker gun owners into being “proud” of having waived their 4th Amendment right to be secure from interrogation, search of their records, and seizure of their property and rights without probable cause of criminal conduct, and having waived their right to due process, all in exchange for the PRIVILEGE (if government can issue you permission to exercise it, it is no longer a RIGHT) to keep and bear arms. If it weren’t for the fact that government is not authorized to SCAM people into waiving their rights, gun owners would have no rights at all to fall back on when the adam henries decide to start confiscating. As it is, now we have to stop the next step in their plan, which is, as you pointed out, universal background checks. There is only one way to do it: STOP ASKING GOVERNMENT FOR PERMISSION TO EXERCISE RIGHTS! No such law is valid and WE WILL NOT COMPLY. Make it clear if they use force against us to cram an illegal color of law down our throats they will be engaging in violent insurrection and it will be put down with extreme prejudice, and its perpetrators imprisoned under 18 USC 2383 and associated Statutes — and if government refuses to prosecute, the people, from whom all political power flows, will. And if lives are lost, some perpetrators are going to be tried and may find themselves on the short end of a long rope. My next comment below is a statement of the issues.

    4. Sure TEX – guns are tools aren’t they? Finding yourself in a dangerous situation where you have to use a gun is a rare event you’ll talk about for years, right? The time your home could have burned down to the ground if it weren’t for your fire extinguisher is a rare event you’ll talk about for years too, right? For people to imagine regular violent scenarios where gun usage is common solution to problems is either playing into movie fantasies or you’re some sort of crook being harassed by other crooks (e.g. a drug dealers being targeted by burglars assuming drug dealers keep large amounts of cash in their homes).

    5. Gun nut ? What’s that ? Comparing firearms to fire extinguishers ? You going to take that fire extinguisher out and practice with it ? You going to learn fire extinguisher safety ? You have removed all doubt about who the nut is.

    6. This is why criminals have no problem getting guns in the U.S. – gun nuts fight tooth and nail any impediment that would stop criminals getting guns. Apparently most gun nuts probably have a variegated criminal background to justify the paranoia they have. You made enough enemies that you have to carry and gun and be paranoid all the time? Most normal people would see guns on par with a fire extinguisher – you have some because you never know when you need and it’s good to one ready to go however hopefully the event of actually having to use it will be rare.

      1. Ammoland needs to create a stringent registration process where gutter trash like you would wouldn’t feel the need to hassle with it to post your nonsense.

      2. Criminals get less than 2-3% of their guns from gun shows or web sites.

        You need to wise up or stfu.

      3. @Gil – Since you’re pro-fire extinguisher and anti-gun, here’s a self defense tip from Clint on Home Defense. “Squirt ’em with the white foam. Then hit ’em with the red can.” LOL

    7. VonZorch: Actually, the vast majority of folks employed by the government are not criminals. Time to lose your tinfoil hat….

    8. Bloomberg and his LEFTIST LIBERAL SOCIALIST DUMBOCRAPS ARE COMING TO A STATE NEAR YOU!!
      DENY THEM ENTRY,LET YOUR LOCAL CDL KNOW THAT THEY ARE COMING SO THE WORD CAN GET OUT,
      NOT TO PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE MESSAGE THEY BRING.YOU MUST GET THE WORD OUT TO THE
      PEOPLE IN YOUR STATE NOT TO LISTEN TO THE LIES THE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK/COMMON-
      SENSE GUN LAWS BRING.THEY MUST KNOW THAT AFTER THE UBC’S IS CONFISCATION OF YOUR FIREARMS.
      A good thing to do is get a hold of build your own firearms parts.

    9. the trickery of universal back ground checks is in the UN small arms treaty that Obama signed onto…he couldnt get it confirmed by the Senate so confiscators are pouring millions into fooling the voters.

    10. Universal background checks reverse the presumptions of innocence with respect to firearms ownership.

      If every transfer has to have gone through a dealer and had a paper trail created, then simple possession of a firearm becomes a criminal act, for which the proper trail would be an affirmative defense. And lots of luck, if the government loses you data.

      1. I just hope they (the government) don’t have that data to lose ! Somehow though I think if they have it they damn sure won’t lose it. The best thing people can do at this point is make sure you live in a ‘free state’ ! That’s what this will come down to,what state you live in. ‘Texas like a whole other country’ !

    11. COME ON ALL YOU “GOVERNMENT PENCIL PUSHERS” GET REAL ABOUT GUNS.IF GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, OR MADE MERE DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN,ONLY OUTLAWS WOULD HAVE GUNS. THE ONLY OUTCOME WOULD BE RICHER A.T.F. GUN DEALERS AND THE GOVERNMENT HAVING MORE POWER OVER THE PEOPLE..THEY CALL THAT SOCIALISM. THE ONCE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD,THE U.S.A. WOULD NOW BE CALLED ‘THE UNITED STATES SOCIALIST REPUBLIC” .IS THAT WHAT THE PUBLIC WANTS ? I DO NOT THINK SO 111111

    12. This was implemented here in Kommiecticut (CT) in 2013 with the post Sandy Hook passage of the most unconstitutional, intolerable acts against firearms ever imposed on the citizens. It has also been ignored by the majority of formerly law-abiding citizens (now known simply as “Peaceable Citizens”) making it NULL & VOID. In Kommiecticut, every time you buy a firearm from a licensed dealer, a copy of the sale goes to the state police firearms unit, creating a registration database. It is my belief that the database is now totally out of whack, as the “underground” (read FREE) gun economy is alive and well here. We participate in The Armed Civil Disobedience of Non-Compliance, and the state has yet to do ANYTHING about it. Oh sure, a handful of criminals and stupid people have been charged when they have been caught, but the majority of people are waiting to see if the state jack-boots will ever have the guts to start kicking in doors searching for suspected unregistered scary firearms and magazines. I don’t believe they ever will, because if they did try it, it wouldn’t last long because the bloodshed and body count on both sides would make the endeavor intolerable.

      So fight it in Virginia while you can. We were impugned and ignored here as it was rammed through and signed with NO public hearings or comment using a 2 A.M. vote in the dark of night. So now we fight it with calls of “WE WILL NOT COMPLY!!!” and “ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ”

      1. Good for you Patriot! I might add, Never give up, to the list. I live in Colorado and love the state but I do not love the Liberal politics and regulations on fire arms that have been forced on gun owners. I do not believe any of the laws passed by anti-gun people will prevent any horrible shootings, should some insane/terrorist decide to commit such a sick attack. I am considering moving to a more conservative state just because I don’t like the laws regarding fire arms in Colorado. These were “mid-night laws” passed and signed by Governor Hickenlooper (an Obama follower), and received little, if any input from the people of the state.

    13. They keep using that phrase “common sense” … I don’t think they know what it means.

      Because “common sense” says that “Gun Free Zones” are failures and should be abolished.
      Common sense indicates that an armed citizenry is safer than a disarmed one, especially in, oh, movie theaters.
      Common sense indicates that the anti-gunners aren’t about reducing gun violence, just making citizens more vulnerable.
      Common sense indicates, from study after study, that good people don’t commit crimes with guns. Criminals and the insane, but your average citizen..nope.
      Common sense indicates that Liberals should not be trusted with guns, given their emotional nature and apparent inability to control their emotions selves.

      The list can go on and on.

      But fundamentally, they lie when they use the phrase “common sense”.

      1. There is one thing of which you can be absolutely certain: it is that any time some leftist/Socialist SOB tries to sell this “reasonable”, “modest”, or “common sense” gun control nonsense “to protect the public”, the ultimate goal is to completely confiscate all firearms from American citizens, leaving them to the mercy of criminals and the government (two things not mutually exclusive).

        1. “criminals and the government (two things not mutually exclusive)”

          Actually that’s a redundancy.

    14. If it were not for the initiative process the State of Washington would have had a state income tax forced upon taxpayers by our legislature years ago. Oregon had its background check law passed by their legislature. It would have passed the Washington legislature also.

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