Scoot: The NRA is fear-mongering over universal background checks

September 04, 2019 - 12:54 pm

The gunman in the mass shooting in West Texas over the holiday weekend tried to buy a firearm on January 14, 2014; but he failed the background check and was denied the purchase. The firearm the gunman used that killed 7 and injured over 20 others, including a 17-month-old child who was shot in the head, was purchased through a private gun sale where no background check was required.

The federal background check system worked and a person was denied the right to purchase a firearm. The Texas Department of Public Safety is prohibited from revealing the reason the purchase was denied, but we have learned that the gunman purchased the weapon he used in a private gun sale. This appears to be a classic example of why there should be universal background checks in America.

On the website – NRA-ILA (Instituted for Legislative Action), there is expressed fear over the idea of a universal background check:

Universal background checks, while inconsequential to public safety, are a necessary piece of an overall puzzle that will transform the U.S. right to keep and bear arms into a European style privilege reserved for wealthy elite who can afford to comply with burdensome, bureaucratic procedure to acquire a firearm.

That statement is typical rhetorical bull****!

If, in theory, background checks on the retail level are supported and do not threaten the Second Amendment, then it seems contrary to logic that background checks for the purchase of any firearm would alter the right to keep and bear arms in America.

The fear-mongering over Americans losing their Second Amendment rights has effectively stirred up some citizens into actually believe that they are on the verge of losing their gun rights.

If the NRA is opposed to background checks in the private sales of guns – then it seems hypocritical for the organization to accept background checks on the retail level. The NRA is for and against background checks.

On my radio show, I hear from countless gun owners who support universal background checks. The question now is whether we, the people, will allow the NRA to use thug-like tactics to bully politicians into opposing universal background checks.

But we also must remember that even universal background checks will not be 100% effective in preventing individuals with evil intent from getting guns.

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