I challenged Senator Joe Manchin (D-imwit, WV) to a debate on background checks earlier – a challenge that I can almost guarantee he will not accept. But it seems I don’t even have to bother. One of Manchin’s fellow gun-grabbers has done the work for me, by admitting that the background check bill will do absolutely nothing to stop criminals from obtaining firearms. In promoting her anti-trafficking bill, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand inadvertently made an admission – one we all pretty much knew was true.
Meanwhile, a separate gun measure, an anti-trafficking bill, is the subject of talks between Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, and two Republican senators who voted no on the background check bill. The Republicans, Senators Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, are discussing ways they might support the bill, which would criminalize the shipping or transfer of guns to someone who is barred from possessing a firearm.
“I think trafficking can be the base of the bill, the rock on which everything else stands,” Ms. Gillibrand said. “I also think it’s complementary to background checks because, let’s be honest, criminals aren’t going to buy a gun and go through a background check. So if you really want to go after criminals, you have to have to do both.”
Let me remind readers that the vast majority of guns used in crimes are purchased illegally – about 80 percent.
Let me also remind readers that straw purchases – the type of crime Gillibrand and crew want to outlaw – are already illegal. Transferring guns to someone who is barred from possessing a firearm is already illegal. So once again I have to wonder why push this “anti-trafficking” bill if not to appear to be doing something about gun violence, while doing nothing at all.
And while these laws will do nothing to prevent actual criminals from obtaining firearms, they will give the gun grabbers just the ammunition they need.
A law is passed that bans firearm transfers that are already illegal – and does about as much as the current law does to prevent criminals from getting guns.
The next psycho goes on a rampage with firearms.
The Brady Center or the Giffords/Kelly gun grabber outfit or HCI start their bloody chant calling for more gun control, because the newly-passed law did absolutely nothing to prevent the latest rampage.
The battle starts all over again.