If it wasn’t for the fact that this is being proposed as a federal law the so-called Universal Backgroung check law would be silly and pointless, the very opposite of “common sense”
The bill that is being discussed S. 649 (find the whole text here) is draconian in its scope and will have ZERO impact on violent crime. Check this out.
Here is the text in a nutshell:
SEC. 121. PURPOSE.
The purpose of this subtitle is to extend the Brady Law background check procedures to all sales and transfers of firearms.
How could anyone with a straight face propose THAT as common sense?
Note the word “transfers.” If you and I go shooting and I hand you a gun to shoot and then you hand it back to me, that is a transfer.
That is silly.
We already have instant background checks to purchase firearms. This would require that there be a background check every time a person other than the owner was in constructive possession of the gun. That sounds like a law written by an incompetent or someone with no interest in actually reducing crime.
Please, someone tell me how this is common sense.