It’s fake, it’s stupid, and it does our side no good. Still it’s amazing what the other side will say:
Warning. Gun sales to felons domestic abusers, terrorists and those who are adjudicated mentally ill people are legal in America. Yes. It’s true.
After the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, Congress had an opportunity to expand background checks at the federal level.
First up the Sandy Hook shooting was done with STOLEN guns. Here in Massachusetts we have “Universal Background Checks”, and oddly enough criminals and other undesirable elements still get guns. They break multiple laws to do so, and they don’t care. Still to own a gun here you need to pay several hundred dollars to get a permit, and re-up $100 every 5 years to keep above board. You know, to keep those poor people in crime-infested neighborhoods disarmed. Maybe they could afford an old S&W Model 10 or a used shotgun, or maybe they could have inherited one from a friend or family member, but they’d be spending so much money just to legally own it, let alone shoot it (requiring gun club membership and dues in the Eastern part of the state).
Meanwhile the deceptions offered by the corporate gun lobby when they oppose common sense gun measures need to be exposed for what they are. Let’s be clear. Expanding background checks to private sales will not lead to gun registration or gun confiscation. The fact that these same background checks performed in millions of gun sales since the Brady law passed in 1994 have not led to gun registration or confiscation lends the lie to the assertions by the gun lobby.
Except it has. There is a national registry, in places where there are private sales it isn’t an actionable one, but in places where “Universal Background checks” have been passed there sure was confiscation. Further Joan WANTS there to be door-to-door confiscation, like her above statements, she is LYING!
Gun background checks save lives. Why? Because if we just let anyone legally buy guns, then just about anyone and everyone will legally buy guns. The thing is, just about anyone CAN legally buy guns in the U.S. because we aren’t stopping them.
Yep again a LIE! It is NOT legal for prohibited people to buy guns. It is a crime for them to acquire or own a gun in any means, so what’s one more law for them to break going to do.
Also note she cites NOTHING claiming it SAVES lives. It saves lives BECAUSE SHE SAYS SO. Oh and she’s a liar, so we know how good her word is.
He wasn’t supposed to have a gun but have a gun he did. How did he get it? There are ways. As the gun rights extremists say, criminals will always find a way to get a gun. But why in the world do we make it easy for them to get guns? Yes there is a black market for guns but how did those guns get into the black market in the first place given that all guns start out as legal purchases?
There, she tips her hat quite a bit. This law won’t stop ANYBODY from getting a gun who wants one badly enough to break the law for it. Same way people get illegal drugs. So yeah, the law will do little to deter those who are already breaking the law, or who plan to break more serious laws, like the law against murder.
As for all guns starting out as legal purchases. That isn’t true. Criminals hire straw buyers, and we have stories like this. But still note what Joan is getting at. She isn’t concerned about background checks, she’s concerned about PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS.
Again, she wants them all confiscated.
So again, the Brady law passed in 1994. Since that time, federally licensed firearms dealers (FFLs) have been submitting records of sales to the FBI’s National Instant Check System. It takes a few minutes for the person on the phone to approve or disapprove of a gun sale. Since the law passed, about 2 million people have been stopped from buying a gun from a FFL. But now, due to the insane number of guns being purchased, the system is overtaxed and flawed, allowing some who may not be legally able to buy a gun to get one anyway. Clearly we need to fix the system and then expand what we are doing. Lives depend on us getting this right. At the least, we need to make sure all of the records of felons, adjudicated mentally ill people and domestic abusers are sent to the FBI background check system.
Another lie . Further she cites the system being “overtaxed”, but her “Solution” is to tax it more by requiring MORE purchases to go through that same system. She’s talking pure anarchy at this point.
Just pure lies, but it’s for the sake of an evil agenda, so it’s worth it to her!