Code words for Universal Gun Registration
POLITICO.COM -- by Kevin Cirilli -- The federal background check system for gun buyers is porous, ineffective, and hampered by a lack of cooperation from the states.
President Barack Obama called on Congress to implement universal background checks as part of the gun-control proposals he unveiled in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six others were killed.
“It’s time for Congress to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun,” Obama said. “If you want to buy a gun -- whether it’s from a licensed dealer or a private seller -- you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one. This is common sense.”The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The anti-gun-rights crowd is promoting the idea that 74% of NRA members support reasonable, common-sense, universal background checks on all gun transfers. Do you? Does it sound "reasonable" to you? The number is a complete fabrication, invented from thin air -- no such survey has ever been conducted, one NRA insider calls it absurd.
The media is now also promoting the idea that 40% of all gun sales take place without background checks. This is a new figure that sprang on the scene in the last few weeks. I was stunned when I first heard it, and now it's everywhere. But stop and think -- how could anyone possibly know that? It's impossible! If there is no check, who knows if Mr. A sells a gun to Miss B? The figure is a fabricated lie. The media is using it with no fact checking or ethics. They are recklessly repeating each other's propaganda. But I digress.
"Universal background checks" would mean every firearms transfer -- father to son, husband and wife, brother to brother, neighbors, friends, even hunting buddies, people at a range, and of course, the freedom of normal gun shows -- would all fall under total FBI and BATFE government control, in the name of crime control.
These agencies that cooperated in the deadly Fast and Furious scandal would experience astronomical growth in the process. Every sale or even free transfer would require filings and clearance with central command. No one could get or even use a gun without a government OK. The easy flowing text of a "news" story is nothing like the hundreds of pages of edict a proposed bill would have, a point always omitted from "news" stories, which is why they're called "stories."
That is certainly not what the Founders envisioned when they wrote the Second Amendment. In fact, is the exact opposite of what got the American Revolution started and why we have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today. But it is what the anti-rights anti-gun lobby is pushing for. Sometimes they call it "closing the gunshow loophole" -- until you read the bills they're drafting.
If that's going to happen, and the enemies of freedom along with some misguided percentage of our own allies are calling for it, then we need this: