Ugh, not this idiocy again (my bold below):
A House Democrat has introduced legislation that would require sellers to obtain a background check for all guns sold at gun shows.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday reintroduced the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act, a bill long championed by former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.),.
The bill would subject anyone selling or transferring a gun to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and require that transfers be reported to the attorney general.
Maloney said a background check is required when a Federal Firearm Licensee wants to sell firearms at a gun show, but no such requirement exists for private sales.
Gun show operators would be required to register with the attorney general and provide information on upcoming shows, including the identity of all firearm vendors, and keep a record of all vendors’ identities.
The legislation would call on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to hire investigators to inspect gun shows and examine records kept by gun show operators and vendors.
“Background checks keep guns out of criminal hands, but for no good reason current law allows many guns to be sold without this basic step,” Maloney said in a news release. “It wouldn’t be hard for gun show hosts to set up a background check station for private sellers. Many states already have this requirement, and my legislation would nationalize it.”
I wonder how many anti-gun Democrats have ever been to a gun show.
While they vary in size and dealer makeup around the nation, the most constant thing about gun shows is that the supermajority of firearms (generally more than 90-percent) sold are through FFLs, who conduct on-the-spot NICS background checks with each and every sale. Of course, the number of high-profile mass killers we’ve seen pass background checks shows that they simply don’t deter future crime, but logic has never been a strong point with anti-gun Democrats.
Maloney claims her bill would specifically target the individual seller… but it does so in ways that she’d rather hide.
You’ll note that the “Let’s Build An Illegal Database Of Gun Owners Bill” (which is what Maloney’s legislation should really be called) would require that the transfer of private property from one individual to another be reported to one of the most politicized and abused offices in the executive branch, the Attorney General.
What exactly do you think the Attorney General is going to do with that information? The AG is going to collect, compile, and begin transforming those records into a “Who’s Who” of gun owners, which is database that would send chills down the backs of the Founding Fathers, for there is no other reason that a government needs this information, than to use it against the citizenry.
People keep forgetting that the American Revolutionary War was triggered when government forces set out from Boston on the morning of April 19, 1775 to arrest two men advocating liberty (John Hancock and Samuel Adams), and conduct gun control raids at sites in and around Lexington and Concord.
This bill, like a New Jersey Democrat’s bill to create a database of ammunition purchasers, is part of a concerted effort by anti-gun Democrats to know who you are, and what your capabilities are an armed citizen.
If that doesn’t alarm you, you aren’t paying attention.