The Marxists and Gun Control

If there is any doubt that gun control is an ideology relegated to the “Progressive” Left this should clear that up:

FFLs licensed by the government should do so for free. With each gun sale made they conduct a background check; a vital public service.

So FFLs need to pay a fee, thanks to the draconian Clinton reform 50% of all FFLs were shut down in the 90s because they did not posses a storefront-type shop, and were rather “Kitchen Table” dealers doing their work on word-of-mouth and Gun shows, so today most FFLs need a shop. States like Massachusetts mandate further restrictions including types of security systems and types of storefronts, as well as state inspections.

To keep many of these shops open they need employees….

So now if somebody orders a gun from an out-of-state FFL, or comes in because of state-mandated background checks, those people will come into the shop, tie up the owner or their employees for anywhere from 20 mins to a few hours (depending on how quickly the background check goes through or how clearly the participants understand the paperwork) and they make NOTHING off of that transaction.

Also note how common such transactions would become is the antis get their way and ban private sale of firearms. This would drive many gun shops out of business, not because firearms sale isn’t a lucrative business, but because the shops would be spending so much of their time doing work for free by government mandate.

This is of course a feature, not a flaw to the antis plans, as if owning a gun is too much of a pain in the ass, many people won’t bother, and if guns become the playthings of the rich and connected…well that’s how all the British Commonwealth nations passed their gun control laws.

Also of course note that “Progressive” is just a code word for “Socialist”, and students of history know what THOSE people do after they ban guns….

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0 Responses to The Marxists and Gun Control

  1. Tango Juliet says:

    Progressives are simply Socialists who lack the courage to call themselves Socialists.

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    Well, under this idiots plan, that should mean Free License Plates, Deed Transfers, Passports (THERE’S a Background check for you!), etc.

    Sounds like he should also have the Feds pick up the Duck Stamp Fee, the Gun Powder fees, the Class 3 License, the AOW Taxes, etc.

    Or he should sit in a Park in a Blizzard and Occupy Himself.

  3. Linoge says:

    As usual, “progressives” seek one thing, and one thing only – the enslavement of thoes people who they cannot directly and actively control.

    Oh, sure, the “slavery” word is a bit strong for the situation, but here is the honest truth: someone has to pay for the NICS check, and if the law dictates that the customer will not be paying for it, then someone will be forced into paying for a product or service they will not be receiving, and, in my eyes, that is legislative slavery.

    Screw ’em. Having to prove I am a law-abiding citizen at every turn is not how this country is supposed to work, but asking someone who does not appreciate individual rights to understand the notion of “guilty until proven innocent” is a bit much, I guess.

  4. Critter says:

    i dunno, around here all the gun shops charge a fee if you have a gun shipped to their FFL. they do rather well. not to support anything the antis do, but i think this point may be a tad over the top.

  5. Braden Lynch says:

    Unfunded mandates should never be allowed. They are just cost-shifting to an innocent party or sticking it to the tax payers in general. Fee For Service ) FFS is the way to go and is basic capitalism.

    Better though are the ideas by the brilliant minds above (i.e. Linoge, Bubblehead Les), that the fees and background checks are just stupid! Damn socialists!

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