#1 Comprehensive Background Checks
What, exactly, is meant by “comprehensive background checks?” Currently, any person who buys a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer, in every state and at any location, must undergo an FBI background check, in addition to various state laws.
Sounds pretty comprehensive. (Incidentally, this also gives lie to the supposed “gun show loophole.” The rules inside a gun show are exactly the same as outside the gun show.)
What Clinton is talking about is an unprecedented expansion of the police state. Under a “comprehensive” background check system, all PRIVATE gun sales will also be subject to a criminal background check.
Selling a gun to a neighbor? Under Hillary’s plan, be prepared to go to the FBI so the buyer can prove his innocence.
Giving a gun to a friend? Not until the FBI says you can.
“Comprehensive” background registration checks will eradicate the individual right that Justice Scalia sought to protect, turning it into a mere privilege.
#2 Gun Show Loophole
As we’ve already seen, no such loophole exists.
What Hillary is talking about are private sales at gun shows. It’s individuals with their individually-owned private property, selling it to another private individual at a place where such buyers and sellers are likely to gather – a gun show.
Such sales would be outlawed under the Clinton plan.
But there’s more to it. Gun show promoters would be held liable for unauthorized gun sales, a risk that promoters would be unlikely to take.
Closing the “gun show loophole,” therefore, is just a euphemism for ending gun shows completely.
#3 The Online Loophole
This is a more recent variation of the gun show loophole and, like its progenitor, is entirely made up.
The rules for gun sales – whether by a licensed dealer or an individual – are the same online, offline, in a gun store, at a gun show, from the back of a car or at your kitchen table.
All gun dealer sales go through a background check. And it’s illegal for anyone to sell a firearm to someone the seller knows to be a prohibited person. Likewise, it’s illegal for the prohibited person to attempt to buy a firearm.
Individuals cannot ship firearms across state lines, unless it’s to a licensed gun dealer. The fact that a contact for a sale is made online does not void the myriad of gun laws currently in place.
At least one, and probably several, laws will have to be broken for a prohibited person to buy a firearm under any circumstances. But the solution from the anti-gun crowd, as usual, is to pile on yet another law.
#4 The Charleston loophole
The so-called Charleston loophole gives the government carte blanche to delay firearms sales.
Currently, the federal government has three days to determine whether or not a gun purchaser is a prohibited person. The reason for this requirement is obvious. To borrow a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “a right delayed is a right denied.”
Hillary would remove that time constraint, allowing the government to put gun sales on hold indefinitely.
#5 Bankrupting the Firearms Industry
Hillary Clinton criticized her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, for voting for a bill to prohibit frivolous lawsuits against gun manufactures.
Passed in 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was enacted at a time when some of the country’s largest cities employed a novel approach to eradicate the Second Amendment: bankrupt the firearms industry through a multitude of frivolous lawsuits.
Of course, gun makers could be held liable for injury caused by defective products. But these lawsuits sought to hold manufacturers liable for injuries caused by the criminal misuse of non-defective firearms.
It would be like suing Chrysler for damages caused by a drunk driver.
The purpose of the lawsuits was clear. What the gun control crowd couldn’t achieve through the legislative process, they would attempt to win in the courts.
One mayor behind the suits, Joseph Ganim from Bridgeport, Connecticut, admitted that their goal was “creating law with litigation.”
Hillary has vowed to repeal that law, opening the floodgates to lawsuits that, even if unsuccessful in the courtroom, would bankrupt the entire industry.
There’s more to Hillary’s anti-gun agenda than these five proposals. She supports the so-called “assault weapons” ban, which would actually ban many common semi-automatic firearms, and she supports a gun ban for people on the government’s secret watch lists.
Clinton also praised Australia’s mandatory gun buyback program, which resulted in the destruction of hundreds of thousands of firearms, as a good first step.
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