Firearms prohibitionists take their meddling to people's living rooms

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:25:32 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Russ Stewart at The Duluth News Tribune - a college professor and former city council member reveals the dark underbelly of the so-called "gun show loophole". Vanderboegh's copy is here. [vanderboegh]

Peterson wrote that we need to pass a law to "require unlicensed sellers to perform background checks on buyers at gun shows and other venues." What she didn't write was that these "other venues" include my father's living room. The proposed legislation requires a background check for every private firearm bought, sold or gifted. So when Peterson claimed the proposed law "wouldn't change anything for law-abiding citizens," she was simply wrong.

Another thing firearm prohibitionists won't tell you is that in order for a universal background check system to be effective, every gun would need to be registered with the government.


I've got news for the prohibitionists of the world. My father won't give up his freedom to pass on his legacy without government interference -- and neither will I, nor will my family, nor my friends. Nor will millions of other freedom-loving citizens. The passage of a new set of gun-control laws would simply create a new class of felons out of formerly law-abiding citizens.

And that may have a set of unintended consequences all its own.

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