Dear GV George,
There is NO universal vehicle registration. I can sell a car without any government intervention. However, it is advisable that I make up a Bill of Sale. As a further precaution, I also take down the buyers DL info.
No different than selling a firearm in a private, person-to-person sale.
More media hype trying to convince uninformed readers that Sen. Flake said something he didn't. If he had said what CNN claims he did you can bet that video would be linked in every article, including this one Jim.
Senator Flake has stated from the start that he will not support 'universal' background checks because they will compel every gun owner to take the prospective buyer and their gun to a FFL before they may transfer it. This means the seller must transfer their firearm to the FFL, the potential buyer must complete the ATF From 4473 then the FFL must call the NICS and get approval before the firearm can be transferred to the prospective buyer.
What happens if the NICS sends back a deny?
Will the FFL give the firearm back to its owner? Remember, they owner had to turn it over to the FFL and the FFL had to transfer it in to their inventory.
Will the FFL now have to make the original owner complete the ATF Form 4473 and call the NICS before they may give them their firearm back?
Does private property no longer mean it is OWNED and private?
Why is a firearm different from any other privately owned product?
Those who are working towards their goal of 'universal' background checks talk of "gun violence" yet I've never seen a firearm shoot someone on its own, it takes a person or a mechanical device to make it fire. We do not have a "gun violence" problem, we have a People violence problem yet they do not want to discuss the issue of violent people performing violent acts.
It sounds to me franklymydears like you want more prohibited possessors but I'm sure that is not what you meant. I actually have a problem with Sen. Flake wanting to expand his list of those who suffer from even minor mental illnesses as prohibited possessors, let alone requiring dads from transferring a firearm that his dad owned to his son without taking it to a FFL.
Where is the debate about psychotropic drugs or how better policing tactics, which are proven to work, would help stem the tide of violence by violent people?
When is enough enough for the firearm prohibitionists; when only the military and police have firearms? Isn't that the classic definition of a police state?
In 1934 automatics were banned unless the people who wanted one had to pay a tax and register themselves. That wasn't enough.
In 1968 a massive act was passed placing further limitations on people and creating government schemes. It was the Gun Control Act of 1968. That wasn't enough.
In 1993 the Brady Law was passed establishing a scheme where anyone who wanted to purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer would have to have a NICS check.
In 1994, the 2nd ban on a class of firearms was enacted. That was the ban on semiautomatic rifles with certain cosmetic features.
In 1996 a new prohibited possessor status was created for certain misdemeanor offenses and another law created a Defenseless Victim Zone 1000' around our schools - Both mandated from the federal level.
These are only the major Federal laws. There is a plethera of others created since 1934 keeping even historic WWII & Korean conflict semiautomatic M-1 Carbines, and others, from being imported, expanding the Defense Victim Zones to federally owned or rented property, etc., etc.
Again, when is enough, enough?
Maybe we should start considering actions that might just work, like better policing techniques - That is of course if people are actually looking for fixes.
No mention of what and who helped Steve (Tea Party Koz) get elected? The Tucson Tea Party helped get him elected Jim. How come you left that out of the story?
It is relevant isn't it?
Before Steve was a Democrat, he was a Tea Partier. He spoke at several Tucson Tea Party events.
Shh, don't let the Dem's know.
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