Detroit requires background checks... on ammunition?

The legislation requires a mental health check and limits the quantities that can be bought at one time. It will, obviously, be completely ineffective.

Mon Dec 03 06:47:20 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Project Veritas exposes Dem Senator McCaskill

Project VeritasSenator McCaskill on Tape: “Of course!” She Would Vote Yes on Gun Bans”
Campaign Staff Says: McCaskill supports “a semi-automatic rifle ban“
McCaskill is Quiet on Gun Views “because she has a bunch of Republican voters,” Secretly Supports Gun Control Group
Staff: Wait Until After Election to Bring up Trump Impeachment; to Voters: “Get over it”
“People just can’t know” McCaskill and Obama “essentially have the same views on everything.”

Democrats lie to get elected. This is not news.

But pointing to a specific candidate who is lying specifically to get elected when the election is in two weeks? Yeah, that's not going to work out well for Ms. McCaskill.

Thu Oct 18 05:24:55 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fix-NICS bill to be attached to spending measure

The HillCongressional leaders have agreed to strengthen background checks for gun purchases as part of a must-pass government funding package, according to a senior GOP source.

The bipartisan Fix NICS (National Instant Criminal Background System) Act, which would encourage states to report more frequently to the current criminal database, will be attached to the omnibus spending bill that is expected to be unveiled Wednesday afternoon.

I've been ambivalent about Fix-NICS. Background checks are a flawed premise, particularly as implemented. But they are what we've got and having something in place is a lot more effective at holding off worse gun control measures than not having anything at all.

Doing it this way -- attaching it to must-pass legislation without significant public debate on the merits -- is a classic smoke-filled back room political move. I don't like that much even when it's supposedly our guys doing it, and I don't like giving the gun control crowd anything for free.

I'm not sure whether I should be opposing this or not, but I do think it needs to be known so the gun community can decide whether to be angry about it.

UPDATE: House Freedom Caucus will introduce amendments to the omnibus. One of them would strip the Fix-NICS language, arguing that it was merged with the national concealed carry reciprocity bill and needs to be passed together with that legislation. I'd support that; it has benefits for both sides. Other amendments defund grant programs for sanctuary cities and defund planned parenthood.

Wed Mar 21 18:25:16 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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