(Further) exploding the glaring ignorance of Bishop Farrell and other liberal gun control advocates January 28, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, manhood, persecution, Revolution, secularism, self-serving, Society.
Great video below. As I wrote in response to Bishop Farrell’s poorly formed argument against the Texas open carry law and firearms ownership, generally, there is NO GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE. Those who are in the business of buying and selling guns MUST conduct background checks whether they sell in a store, on the internet, or at a gun show. Failure to do so means committing a felony with forfeiture of assets, closure of business, and likely prison time.
I have bought guns every way possible and I have never, ever not had to fill out Form 4473 and had a background check run. When buying on the internet, the firearms must almost always ship to a Federal Firearms License holder who will run the background check. The ONLY exception is people who rarely – maybe 2 or 3 times a year – sell a firearm to a friend, acquaintance, or family member. Selling more frequently than that would constitute being in the “business” and require an FFL, background checks, and all the rest.
In addition, it is very difficult, time consuming, and expensive to buy a fully automatic weapon, in spite of what the drones on the left say. Owning an automatic requires a class 3 license AND an expensive stamp for each weapon owned. It also requires major hurdles, like getting the OK of the chief of police in your locality and going through a rigorous series of checks by the ATF. Bishop Farrell didn’t argue that particular point, but as the video shows, many other left-wingers have.
For our bishop, I suggest he stop getting his information on gun control legislation and current firearms purchasing requirements from the left-wing media and politicians.
I am exhausted with the lectures from people who have never tried to buy a gun in their life about how easy it is, about how terrorists and mentally incompetent and wife beaters all just stroll into gun stores every day and walk out with a full auto Uzi without so much as signing a receipt. They can only say that because they are completely, utterly ignorant of the process. That’s not how it works. If ever a known terrorist does get a gun in a gun store, it’s because the ATF/FBI completely failed when running the background check. And how often does that happen? I really don’t know, but if the ATF isn’t doing it’s job with the current laws on the books, why would more laws make it do its job better?
In point of fact, there are already hundreds of firearms laws and regulations on the books, and they are almost never enforced against criminals. They are enforced most often on otherwise law-abiding citizens. Those who use illegal guns in the commission of a felony are rarely charged with such. I believe that fact alone strongly indicates that the left-liberal push for even more draconian legislation is not about purported concern for crime victims, but an attempt to deliberately disarm a nominally free people.