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Anti-Gunners’ Wish List: Ban Private Gun Sales, Ban Gun, Ban Magazine

by Ammoland.com  |  published on February 3, 2013

While banning guns and magazines is being actively promoted by the anti-gunners (as evidenced by introduction of Sen. Feinstein’s S. 150), the criminalization of private firearm transfers is the centerpiece of their anti-Second Amendment efforts.

This is part of a strategy to chip away at our Second Amendment rights under the guise of being “reasonable.”

But if you understand exactly what the anti-gunners are really talking about, you’ll understand that the restrictions they’re proposing are anything but reasonable.

While we don’t know the final form this legislation will take, these checks no doubt would require background checks for firearm transfers between lifelong friends, and maybe even between family members. It would also be a step toward national gun registration. As we mentioned in an article last week, “universal” background checks are background checks on EVERY transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental, and loan of a firearm between any and all individuals, minus whatever exceptions our opponents will stand for.

Does anyone really think that these checks will be conducted between drug dealers on a Chicago street corner or gang members in an L.A. alley? Of course not. You know that’s ridiculous and so do the anti-gun politicians, but they don’t care.

And where and how would these personal checks be done? Would you and your friend, or grandson, or mother have to drive to some government office at the state capital? Or travel several hours to the government-approved, federally licensed dealer in another part of your state? What happens when the instant check system isn’t functioning? How will the government monitor and enforce these checks? Obviously, this proposal raises more questions than it answers.

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