Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. The first requires universal background checks and the latter would expand how long gun stores have to wait for a NICS check to come back from three days to 10.
Among other things.
Anyhow, those who support such legislation believe it will somehow reduce crime. They’re convinced it will make it more difficult for criminals to obtain firearms.
Somehow, I don’t think these guys were likely worried about the legislation.
Four people have been charged in connection to a drug and firearm bust in Marion County, according to officials.
In a statement released Thursday, Sheriff Brian Wallace said the arrests came after a year-long investigation and “numerous community complaints.”
The sheriff also said the amount of drugs found were actually large amounts used to supply street-level dealers.
The Marion County Combined Drug Unit Agents made the arrests Wednesday, as agents seized marijuana, heroin, cash and six firearms during search warrants on Merrie Lane and Longpoint Drive. Officials said the investigation centered around individuals who were allegedly distributing heroin and methamphetamine.
You mean drug dealers were able to get guns despite that? I’m shocked.
After all, guys like that can’t legally purchase firearms anyway. Don’t see the gun control crowd mentioning that, though, do we?
Do you know what we really need? Universal background checks for meth and heroin. That way, criminals couldn’t sell it. That would totally work, right? I mean, if criminals are so known for obeying laws, then just how in the hell wouldn’t it?
Seriously, we could have little NICS setups where they can go and conduct background checks for buyers to make sure they’re not criminals or anything.
This could work, right?
Or…and here me out here…this is just as ridiculous as thinking background checks would disarm criminals.
Look, I get it. Criminals don’t follow laws. They don’t follow drug laws and they don’t follow gun laws.
Just like we’ve come to understand that law-abiding citizens aren’t the issue with the illegal drug trade, it’s well past time we as a society came to understand that law-abiding citizens aren’t the problem when it comes to the illegal gun trade. H.R. 8 isn’t going to have an impact on people like those noted above, nor will it have an impact on anyone except good, decent, law-abiding citizens who simply want to be allowed to go about their daily lives.
Please, for the love of all that is holy, stop punishing us for what the criminals do. That seems to be the approach Democrats take, though, whenever something happens. Almost universally, we can point to a place where laws in place failed, but they still want to pass new laws without ever thinking about whether there’s something else we could be doing.
Then again, while I try to believe my opponents are well-intentioned, it’s becoming harder and harder not to think the goal is to disarm us just so we can’t resist future draconian measures.