Universal Background Check = Backdoor Gun Registry
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Just so we are clear -- I am against the proposed universal background check for gun purchasers.
Because it is pure bovine scatology and a load of horse hockey.
Ultimately, a universal background check will lead directly -- and
quickly -- to a national gun registry.
At its core
there is very little difference between a background check and
registering a weapon. In fact many are referring to he Universal
Background Check as "Universal Backdoor Gun Registration."
Well, first and foremost, your name is suddenly on a government list of names of people who want to purchase a weapon. RED FLAGS go up all over our progressive/socialist/Marxist/authoritarian government! "Gads! Another gun nut! We'd better keep a close eye on him/her!" See, anyone, and I do mean, ANYONE,
expressing a desire to purchase a weapon, of any kind, in America today
is considered by our government as a threat, a potential domestic
Actually, it appears a universal background check
law is the only part of the gun control proposals in Congress that has
any chance at actually being passed into law.
In case you don't
know, the UBC would extend background checks to purchasers of guns at
gun shows -- and -- private sales of guns. (That is to say -- if
you decide you want sell your 12-gauge to your hunting buddy Joe, then
Joe must undergo a government background check before he can actually
buy the weapon from you!)
What about gun sales or
transfers of guns between family members? Well, you may be surprised to
learn that there are those pushing -- HARD -- for
background checks of family members transferring or selling guns within
the family. That would include the centuries old tradition of
grandfathers and fathers passing on their guns to the next generation.
And then there is this: "Advocating
universal background checks may leave the uninformed with the
impression that this measure would solve the issue of criminals
obtaining guns; it doesn't. According to a 2001 Department of Justice
study, 78.8% of criminals get their guns from sources outside of retail
store purchases. 39.6% get guns from friends or family while another
39.2% get guns from the street or other illegal means. Universal
background checks don't address illegal trafficking." SOURCE: http://www.policymic.com/articles/27309/6-biggest-problems-with-mandatory-gun-background-checks
a liberal would be naive enough to believe they can control private gun
sales in America, especially here in the southern states of America
where I live. As I was writing this, several ways to get around that
occurred to me. And if they occurred to me, you can bet they will sure as heck be practiced by my enterprising fellow southerners.
Look. When the people of the United States decided they wanted security more than they wanted freedom, the constitution was trashed.
live today in a post constitution America. Our President just makes
up the law as he goes and issues orders much as a dictator does. The other two branches of the government are irrelevant.
The Congress and the Supreme Court simply don't matter anymore.
Besides, those of us who are not Marxists don't trust either the
Congress or the Court. Why should we? They've been gelded by a fast talking con-man in the White House and they cannot gather enough courage among them to stop him.
of this writing, I am beginning to believe we will wind up with, at the
very least, a universal background check law. After all the sound and
fury from gun grabbers in Congress and the administration, and what, in
my estimation, has been a rather weak show of resistance from the gun
owner organizations, one can, I believe, expect legislation of some kind
to clear the Congress and be signed by the President.
I know. I know! THIS IS INFRINGEMENT -- and it is forbidden by the constitution. BUT -- we are not ruled by the constitution anymore! The US is no longer a representative republic. We are an oligarchy.
Yes. Now the US is a country with a political system governed by just a
few of the so-called politically elite sometimes referred to as our "paternalistic ruling elite." Unfortunately, they are Marxists -- or -- they are ruled, themselves, by Marxists.
is, indeed, a brave new world with brave new masters bent on destroying
the one country offering the single best hope for mankind on the
© J. D.Longstreet