Could the reason for this unreasonable resistance be that requiring background checks on all sales is an inconvenience? Not compared to burying your small child whose body was riddled with bullet holes. Could it be that some of these folks can’t pass a background check? I hope not. Could it be that private sellers don’t want to bother with paper work and the regulations that would go with the National Instant Check System? Since most businesses have to prove that they are operating in a safe and legal manner and not doing anything deemed unsafe to customers or taking advantage of customers, that would be a dangerous reason. Money? Would private sellers make less money if they had to follow procedures that licensed dealers now follow? In what way? Or do private sellers actually understand that they are selling guns to some folks who should not have them but it doesn’t matter to them as long as them make a sale? That would be serious.
Umm, Joan, you yourself have openly been in favor of confiscation, your compatriots in political office are in favor of confiscation. By requiring all sales to go through government channels you can build up a registry of both new guns being sold, as well as older guns being sold, or transferred via a departed gun owner’s estate. Then all you need is to send in armed agents to confiscate the guns.
Sure, when I sell guns I don’t want, I do it privately to allow the buyer to obtain the gun for a LOWER price than buying from a dealer who needs to pay employees and overhead costs, and for a HIGHER price for me who won’t be able to get as much when selling to a store, or paying transfer fees to cover the time and overhead of the shop dealing with me and my buyer.
But the real danger is confiscation, and you can say it all you want that you have no interest in taking our guns away, because you have both said you’re interested in confiscation, as well as support people who have said the same.
You ARE coming for our guns, and your dishonesty means we won’t play with you, nor will we compromise, even if the latest bill does not contain wording for confiscation, because that is your end goal.
Oh and she also cites that BS MAIG poll AGAIN. It isn’t true, but BOY they keep citing it.
Lastly I’ll end with her take on the debate:
Dear Jeff, I will not publish any more of your ludicrous comments. I only published this one as a prime example of the craziest of the fear and paranoia existing in America. Your comments, I believe, are called treason.
This is what we’re dealing with!