So somebody over at Joan Peterson’s blog decided to derail the conversation a bit and talk about this peculiar story. Short summary, guy writes local paper and claims to be a Gunsmith, Army Officer, NRA member, and overall big-time gunny. Then essentially copy-pastes their talking points using their specific made-up terms. Any attempts to find out if this guy is who he says he is lead to nothing, and he certainly doesn’t have an FFL to his name, which all professional gunsmiths must have.
Now I say “Derail” but Joan allows that comment, so she must want to talk about it…and she mentions she has a friend who is a gunsmith who doesn’t have and FFL. She later makes a correction.
As it turns out, my friend is really a gun maker dealing in Muzzleloaders rather than a gun smith. So he does not need a FFL to operate….This man meets people who buy his guns at one of the local gun shops for a background check.
First up I have a very good idea who this muzzleloader maker is, and he a Fudd to the extremist of extreme, he makes Muzzleloaders, and damn that’s all there needs to be, because the only reason to own a gun is to hunt. We all know Washington Crossed the Delaware river so he could get to his duck blind before dawn. High-Capacity Magazines? Why would you even NEED a magazine?
But also his guns aren’t guns…at least in the legal sense. Felons and mentally ill can legally buy his guns. He can’t sell them with an FFL if he had one because there is no “F”, even if he made 100 black powder rifles a year and sold every one of them, the ATF would deny him an application for an FFL because he doesn’t have any firearms to sell.
Furthermore, without any firearm can a 3rd party FFL run a background check like Joan claims? I don’t see how. So again, Joan Peterson is making shit up.
Oh and FYI this guy who makes things that aren’t guns, is likely Joan’s “Gun Owners who want more gun control”.
Pretty classy huh? Its going to be REALLY hard to stop reading Joan’s blog for a week during the boycott, she has such deliciously ironic stupidity!