Gabby Giffords wrote an op-ed piece on gun control for the NY Daily News in which she pushed for universal background checks – a common sense solution – the same words our president uses.
If “universal” background checks were even possible, criminals would submit to checks and we know that won’t happen. The word is a misnomer. Universal checks are only intended to create a registry which will one day make confiscation possible.
The left will keep going until that happens. The reason that is inevitable is because nothing they are doing will reduce gun violence and instead of realizing their error, they will create more and more laws. Chicago is a perfect example of that process.
Everything the left wants to do infringes on the Second Amendment.
Once one amendment is given up, the others will also be infringed.
Giffords said it took 5 minutes and 36 seconds for her husband Mark to buy a gun.
If a former world famous astronaut can’t pass a background check quickly, who can? One also has to wonder why it has to take a long time if it’s computerized. Maybe it does, but do we know that as a fact? They check the FBI database. How long should that take?
She also said:
And then we have a second system for those who don’t want to take a background check. Those people — criminals, or people suffering from mental illness, like the young man who shot me — can buy as many guns as they want on the Internet or at a gun show, no questions asked.
She was less than honest with that statement because her shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, passed an FBI background check.
Shouldn’t we fix this loophole before we pass new laws? Why did a raging lunatic like Lochner pass an FBI background check? Until problems like this are fixed, nothing will change except more legal gun owners won’t have guns.
Ms. Giffords is to be applauded for her bravery in the face of a tragic injury, however, that doesn’t mean she can misrepresent the facts.
If the left really wanted to do something about gun violence, they’d stop and frisk in gang areas throughout the country instead of going after legal gun owners.