Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Willing To Settle?
On the heels of the IRS being used to target enemies of the Obama Administration and on the heels of the Department of Justice examining the phone records of AP reporters, the gun prohibitionists say they are willing "to settle" for certain restrictions.
I will admit to having the same visceral reaction to seeing that pusillanimous, pinch-faced Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) speak as I do to seeing Jay Carney make another sneering denial. I want to slap the shit out of them.
Monday, on the floor of the Senate, Reid repeated the lie that the shooter in Newtown had an automatic weapon when in fact he had a Connecticut-legal AR that he took from his mother after killing her. He goes on to say he admires Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) for continuing to push control.
Reid says he, the Sandy Hook families, and the gun prohibitionists will "settle" for prohibitions to prevent "crazy" people (aka people with mental disabilities) and criminals from buying guns. Has no one ever told them that prohibitions already exist that make it illegal for felons, those convicted of misdemeanors involving domestic violence, and those adjudicated mentally defective or committed to a mental institution to buy a firearm? It is right there on the BATFE's Form 4473!
Gun rights activists, the NRA, and the NSSF have been pushing for improvements to the NICS background check system. We also want to know why the DOJ and BATFE hasn't gone after the felons who failed a NICS check while trying to buy a firearm. And what about straw buyers? What good does a new law do when they won't even enforce existing laws that have teeth in them?
Harry Reid didn't mention universal background checks but you know he is just biding his time. Given this administration's blatant attempts to use the IRS to intimidate their political opponents, just think what they could do with a database of gun owners. Thanks but no thanks.