North East politicians are rabid about gun control and are unafraid to act. Let’s take a look at the three U.S. Senators that have co-sponsored the most recent anti-firearm legislation submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, S.436 – Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011. This proposed duplicative law seeks to place the same legal restraints on private sale and purchase of firearms that is encompassed in the Federal Brady Law, together with some new and so-called improved restrictions.
Senators Charles E. “Chuck” Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten E. R. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and John F. Kerry, D-Mass., the co-sponsors, proudly boost their, urban-style, anti-firearm positions without regard to the limitations set forth in the Second Amendment, to hell with the rest of the country. They base their anti-firearm goals, as always, on the false premise that less gun sales is equivalent to less violent crimes, when the stats say — not true.
In a Feb. 23 press release Schumer asserts:
“Two of the most heinous acts of gun violence in the last four years were perpetrated by individuals, who under the law should have absolutely no access to a gun. Despite this fact, lax reporting by states and federal agencies has allowed guns to get into the hands of dangerous individuals with consequences that have been tragic and deadly. This legislation does nothing to impinge upon gun owners’ rights, but it does provide greater incentive for reporting individuals who should not have access to guns to the national do-not-sell list, helping better protect innocent Americans from senseless gun violence.”
Schumer blames “lax reporting” and “federal agencies” for violent criminal activity, rather than the criminals who commit the crimes. No matter how often Schumer purports to want to “protect innocent Americans” the stark reality is that individual ownership of firearms is the People’s last resort in a confrontation with a real criminal or a tyrannical government.
Back in 2008, when Gillibrand represented New York’s 20th Congressional District , she received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. Good for her!
But once she was appointed to the U.S. Senate by then-N.Y. Gov. David A. Paterson in January 2010, she lunged to the political left, and has been a parroting puppet of the Empire State’s senior senator Schumer ever since.
Maybe she got paid off. Maybe she believes in progressive politics now, no one can know for sure. Be advised, however, Gillibrand’s record shows a flip-flopping politician who makes decisions based on brown-nosing rather than principle.
“As a lifelong hunter, I know that no one is going to mess with the constitutional right to bear arms, but rights come with responsibilities, and criminals and the mentally unstable do not have a right to avoid background checks or carry military style assault weapons. There is no legitimate reason not to close a loophole that allows criminals to get a gun with no background check or to allow dangerous individuals access to military style assault weapons.”
Here’s the problem: Under our current criminal justice system, we are entitled to an innocent status, until proven guilty under the penalties of law. With S.436, the act actually targets and harasses innocent people. Kerry will like us to believe that a new gun control law will prevent “dangerous individuals” from access to “military style assault weapons” yet provides not one scintilla of evidence to show that gun control measures protect anyone.
Key elements of S.436
• Ensuring that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a gun are listed in the national instant criminal background check system;
• Requiring a background check for every firearm sale and transfer by unlicensed persons;
• Penalties for states that do not make data electronically available to the national instant criminal background check system;
• Requirement that federal agencies certify that they have submitted to the national instant criminal background check system all records identifying persons prohibited from purchasing firearms under federal law;
• Adjudicated as a mental defective; mental health assessment plan;
• Mental health assessment plan for institutions of higher education; and
• Clarification of the definition of drug abusers and drug addicts who are prohibited from possessing firearms.
Any freedom loving American in their right mind can read the above potential law and understand how it violates the Second Amendment for it “requires” “penalizes” “assesses” “clarifies” and “prohibits” innocent Americans from keeping and bearing arms.
That’s a clear no-no!