As usual, soon after Wednesday’s horrific Islamic terrorist shooting in San Bernadino, CA, author and gun rights advocate John R. Lott Jr., has had to address the knee-jerk Democrat calls for more gun-control laws.
“After every mass shooting, [Hillary] Clinton and President Obama have called for ‘comprehensive’ or ‘universal’ background checks, which would apply not only to the purchase of guns from a dealer but also to private transfers of guns. However, it wouldn’t have stopped any of the mass shootings during Obama’s tenure. Last weekend, Clinton, Obama, and other Democrats issued their calls for new legislation before anyone even knew how the Colorado shooter had obtained his rifle.”
Are Republicans really putting Americans in danger by opposing new gun-control laws?
“The American background-check system is supposed to prevent the purchase of a gun by anyone who has been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors. The Feinstein amendment would also ban the sale of guns to anyone who is on the terrorist watch list. Now, being on the watch list sure sounds bad, but it doesn’t mean that a person has been convicted of anything. In fact, it is pretty easy to get on the watch list; you can be on it simply because the FBI wants to interview you about someone you might know. According to the TechDirt website, about 40 percent of the people on the watch list are considered to be under “reasonable suspicion” even though they have absolutely “no affiliation with known terrorist groups.”
Should the government be able to deny you the right to protect yourself simply because it wants to ask you about someone you might know?
“Putting people on a list and prohibiting them from legally purchasing guns doesn’t really stop them from getting weapons. The fact that people are prohibited from buying certain drugs doesn’t mean people can’t get them. It’s the same with guns. And, incidentally, drug gangs supply both illegal drugs and illegal guns.”
Seriously, do we really need more gun-control laws? None of the numerous gun-control laws already in place in California stopped the San Bernardino Islamic terrorists from getting their guns.
It’s insanity to think piling on more of the same result in anything different.
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