An App For Background Checks?

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 6 days ago

Sean Sorrentino.

The Dems (driven by the gun grabbers) rejected it out of hand.

Why would they do that? If they wanted gun sales to proceed only after a background check, why would they make it impossible to conduct those checks outside of an FFL? The answer is obvious. They don’t care about the background check. They only care about getting the transfer on paper. If they don’t get the transaction written down and permanently recorded, they can’t later take that information and create the firearms registry that they actually want.

[ … ]

It’s a test. If you just wanted Background Checks, this is everything you’ve asked for. But if “Background Checks” are just a stalking horse for the universal firearms registration that you REALLY want, then this is the worst possible thing in the world.

Gun grabbers can’t possibly accept this.

But they can’t reject it either.

Damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

They will reject it. They have to. Accepting it is an off ramp on the highway to gun banning. It throws a permanent roadblock between them and their fantasy of registering all guns, licensing all gun owners, and slowly reducing the numbers of both. It’s a stake in the heart of their long term plans.

But if they reject it, they get two things.
No Background Checks at all.
Their duplicity exposed for all to see.

And then for ever after we get to beat them to death with “We offered you background checks and you refused. You don’t actually want background checks, what you really want is registration.”

I would never have offered it to begin with because it’s toothless unless there is a law requiring its use.  And if there is a law requiring its use, that’s just one more infringement.  And no, I don’t personally want such a thing, and I would never use such a thing,

Furthermore, this sort of brinksmanship is objectionable to me because it places God-given rights on the bargaining table as some sort of gambling bet.

Finally, such a system would be a monster of a divulgement of personal detail.  So what if solider A or Marine B was diagnosed PTSD after OIF or OEF, and the VA submitted their names to FedGov for gun prohibition.  What does that do to their chances to land a good job?  To their chances of ever having their reputation restored? To the unjust actions taken by the VA to begin with?

How does one stop unauthorized usage of NICS for blackmail and other nefarious purposes such as hiring decisions or insurance coverage?

No, no, no, no, and a thousand times no.  I do not offer it, I will not abide by it, and I will not sing the praises of this Trumpesque stupidity.


Comments

  1. On September 19, 2019 at 8:47 am, John said:

    “The document shows the Manchin-Toomey background checks–i.e., universal background checks–would include issuance of a “bill of sale” and the preservation of a “chain of title.””

    “…preservation of a “chain of title.”” Just let that sink in.

    Universal Background Checks = Universal Registration

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/18/white-house-doj-gun-control-proposal-includes-universal-background-checks/

  2. On September 19, 2019 at 11:01 am, Longbow said:

    The Left doesn’t care one bit about their duplicity being exposed. They’ll simply modify their immediate tactics and continue their campaign. They are at war. Principles do NOT matter to them. Only defeating us matters. If one LIE stops working today, they will switch immediately to a different LIE. It matters not to them that they look like hypocrites. They are using whatever tactic “works”, or gets them what they want, and by doing so, in their own minds, they are being completely consistent (and principled).

  3. On September 19, 2019 at 11:04 am, Herschel Smith said:

    @Longbow,

    That’s what struck me first about this post. It’s as if a victory dance can be done because we’ve exposed their hypocrisy. And then they will stop.

    How ridiculous. They are masters at morphing, changing tactics, and incrementalism. Nor do they care one whit about the fact that they aren’t getting all they want this time around. There will be another dem president, and then they’ll just change it then, add to it, whatever.

    But putting the basic framework in place is a good step to them.

    Never give one inch. Not even in brinksmanship designed to call them out. They just may call your hand.

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