Vice President Joe Biden, in remarks today before a meeting on guns, suggested the Obama administration is seriously considering outlawing unregulated "private" gun sales:"And so the kinds of things that there´s an emerging set of recommendations, not coming from me but coming from the groups we´ve met with," said Biden today, before a closed door meeting on gun control. "And I´m going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and the type of weapons can be owned. And one is,
Actually enforcing this idea would be easier than one might think. Assuming they pass laws requiring the registration of all firearms and the subsequent updates to their database whenever a private owner sells his gun to a dealer, anytime a gun shows up as having been sold to a dealer or is confiscated from an owner and the name associated with the serial number is not the one in the database, bingo you´ve got a legal case.
Resist the current gun grab control initiatives and same´s attack on the Second Amendment by the current socialist Washington administration whose ultimate goal is to disarm law-abiding U.S. Citizens in any fashion.
It is odd to me that the Feinsteins and Bloomburgs of our country fail to recognize that 6 million Jews were slaughtered in WWII because they could not defend themselves.
These same Feinsteins and Bloomburgs and Hollywood anti-American socialists employ “protection” but wail against you and I protecting ourselves and those for whom we are responsible.
I choose not to be a victim. I presume you too choose not to be a victim and defend, under the provisions of the Second Amendment, those about whom you care and bear the responsibility of defending in unexpected extreme circumstances.
Put the mentally ill away. Do the same with criminals and enforce what is on the books currently.
In short, resist all of Hussein’s current contrived gun control crisis Bow-Boy´s trying not to waste.
Now for my take on the headline and on what biden said.
Headline: "Biden Hints at Outlawing Unregulated Private Gun Sales"
There is an obvious contradiction because if unregulated private sales are outlawed, a private sale would not be private as it would be subject to a federal background check. Biden hinted that private sales would be outlawed.
Re: #12 - What Biden said was the following: "And so the kinds of things that there´s an emerging set of recommendations, not coming from me but coming from the groups we´ve met with. And I´m going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and the type of weapons can be owned. And one is, there is a surprising -- so far -- a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. Not just close the gun show loophole but total, universal background checks, including private sales."
How about commenting on why citizens need further restrictions on the type of gun that can be owned? We are not talking about fully automatic weapons here. How does the executive branch have legal standing to interfere with the private sale of legal firearms among private citizens? Why - still - no focus on the mentally unstable? Why further restrict law abiding citizens? No one hawking gun control can articulate how further restricting law abiding citizens from possessing currently legal firearms will have an impact on criminals or criminality.
The wolf is at the door?! Apparently Biden has assumed the role 0f 0bama´s, ´BIG Bad Wolf,´ huffing & puffing and threatening to blow the house down, eh? ...These statist politico guys really do seem to attempt to shred the U.S. Constitution and that Life & Liberty for which it stands at every waking moment, eh? The fruits of their labor are severely tainted. s/
Will you folks stop touting the tool by which they will take our rights away? Do you not see you are walking right into their net?
"Mental instability" to a liberal is anyone who doesn´t think the way they do and since they make the rules now, do you think for one minute they will let anyone who does not goosestep to their tune own a gun? No, you will be labelled "mentally unstable." Mental illness in this day and age is unlimited and can be defined and redefined at will by these people and you want to hang our Constitutional rights on such a vacillating and subjective criteria. They are not plain dealers. They will not play by the rules. They believe the ends always justify the means and the only way their ends can be achieved is to disarm those who get in their way. History should have taught us this by now.
Grow up!! This isn´t a high school debate, it is a battle and if you don´t get your mind into that mindset you will lose. And when you lose this battle, you lose the war.
No gun nor ownership should be considered illegal. Of course you don´t want to allow someone who is incarcerated or on parole having a gun, but any free person who is not deemed incompetent should be able to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights without encumbrance of any kind. I don´t even like background checks. If people commit crimes (robbery, assault, murder, etc.) throw the book at them. Otherwise, there is nothing more to discuss. "...shall not be infringed." There is nothing in there that says "except when..." or "however, states can regulate..." or "unless the President or Congress..."
Take Heed of #23´s words. I work on Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. The Heath Control law mandates the use of these sytems by ALL health care providers by 2014. The health control bill also mandates these system be interoperable so in effect everyone´s entire medical history will live on forever in a database legally accessible by the government: every illness you ever had, every prescription you ever took, every diagnosis for you ever made will be in there. Then they can and will define "Mental instability" broadly enough to include all sorts of relatively common, often transient, conditions which will make you ineligible to exercise your 2nd ammendment rights, and they can do that at the bureacracy level without bothering with Congress. Diagnosed with ADHD when you were in 5th grade = NO GUN FOR YOU. Had a bout of mild depression after your divorce = NO GUN FOR YOU!, Diagnosed with a bit of PTSD after serving your country = NO GUN FOR YOU.
BTW - You should all stop calling the Health Control bill "ObamaCare". It has nothing whatever to do with care. It is all about control. For effective control you need information, hence the mandatory requirement that all health care providers move to EHR systems and allow the feds access to them.
Poster #28, as I understand it, there is a strong LEO presence at the local gun shows.
The day after a recent gun show closed, there was an article in the newspaper about a parolee and two other men who pooled their money to purchase a weapon. As the men were walking to their car, LEOs arrested the parolee for possession of a unauthorized gun, and the other two for conspiracy to purchase the unauthorized gun.
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