Why Congress Should Oppose Universal Background Checks – Gun Owners of America

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.

Colorado Gun Control Laws Face Opposition

Colorado’s new gun control laws are facing significant opposition. The laws require universal background checks and limited capacity ammunition magazines.

Colorado’s new gun control laws go into effect Monday in spite of continued political opposition and legal challenges against the regulations.

The two laws — one imposing universal background checks on gun purchases and one limiting most ammunition magazines to 15 rounds — were inspired in part by the horrific mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that took place nearly a year ago. Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., signed the measures into law in March, after the Democratic-controlled state legislature passed the measures with no Republican support.

In Colorado, the struggles over gun control mirror the national debate, which has all but died even as activists push Congress to enact federal background check expansions. Earlier this year, Mr. Obama traveled to Colorado to call the state “a model of what’s possible” when it comes to gun control.

Nevertheless, the new rules were met with skepticism, anger and concern in Colorado, where gun ownership is common. Gun dealers say the new laws spurred residents to buy guns and magazines before the new laws took effect, and the figures on background checks back that up, the Denver Post reported: The state processed 71 percent more background checks from January to May of this year than it did over the same time frame in 2012. . . .

An interesting development is that a group of Colorado sheriffs from 54 of the state’s 64 counties are participating in a lawsuit to challenge the new gun control laws.

Read more on Colorado’s gun control laws here.