Why Congress Should Oppose Universal Background Checks – Gun Owners of America
The articles provides thirteen reasons why Congress should oppose them. Here are the first couple to get you started. They are all good reasons. Just that first question is enough to cause concern? Can we trust the administration that gave us Fast & Furious? That was a gun tracking scheme that they lost control of, and we are still waiting for answers.
Thirteen Reasons Why Congress Should Oppose Universal Background Checks
— Biggest concern relates to gun registration and confiscation
Can we really trust the administration that gave us Fast & Furious to respect our Second Amendment rights?
Recent articles in the liberal media have suggested that setting up a framework for gun registration and confiscation -– the so-called “universal background check” –- is somehow less insidious than other gun control proposals currently on the table.
Anyone who believes this is delusional. Here are thirteen reasons why the “universal background check” is the most insidious gun control of all:
FIRST: The principle that no American can own a firearm without getting the go-ahead from the government is offensive to Americans. We don’t require breathalyzer checks before people get into their cars even though drunk drivers kill more than 30 times more people than “assault rifles” do. Nor do we require background checks on clubs and hammers, which also kill more often than “assault rifles.”[i]
SECOND: Universal background checks would not have stopped Adam Lanza (who stole his guns), or James Holmes or Jared Loughner (who passed background checks). . . .
Many great reasons. Please read them and share them with others.
Read more about Universal Background Checks here.
National Right to Carry Bill – Democrats and Republicans Debate Its Merits
Congressional lawmakers debate the National Right to Carry Bill, and what is not a suprise, some are for it and some are against. Some Democrats have argued against the bill, citing the earlier shooting of Representative Gifford in Tucson.
“. . . . Republicans said the bill is a simple way to streamline state rules on concealed weapons, and does not relax any state rules or require anyone to carry a gun.
“This legislation simply gives peace of mind to Americans traveling across state lines with a legally registered concealed firearm knowing that they can practice their constitutional right to bear arms,” Rep. Rich Nugent (R-Fla.) said.
“During my 38 years in law enforcement, I found that disarming honest citizens does nothing to reduce crime,” he added. “If anything, all it does is keep law abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves from violent criminals.”
Under the bill, people with a concealed carry permit in one state could carry in other states that allow concealed weapons and do not have specific rules about nonresidents carrying concealed weapons. Only Illinois and Washington, D.C., do not allow concealed weapons.
The House was expected on Tuesday to approve the rule governing debate on the bill, which will allow 10 amendments to be made in order. Final passage of the bill is expected later this week.
Read more on the concealed carry bill here.
“Fast and Furious Is No Ordinary Scandal” – Investors Business Daily
Investors Business Daily reports on Fast and Furious. The problems are growing for the Obama administration and Eric Holder as the investigation continues.
. . . It’s fairly damning proof that Holder was blowing smoke at Congress when he casually said he was out of the loop on a scandal whose consequences have included murder.
Fast and Furious is no ordinary scandal. At least one U.S. lawman lies dead as a result of this operation, and 200 Mexican citizens, including many innocent bystanders, have been slaughtered.
Given the gravity of the scandal, and the national security threat the cartels increasingly pose, it’s easy to see the motives for the Obama administration lies. . . .
Read more at Investors Business Daily.