Saturday, April 27, 2013

Please Quit Trying To Do Gun Owners A "Favor" Senator Coburn!

So The Democrat Excerable Background Check plus law went down to a stinging defeat. As it was not just about background checks but was loaded down with tons of anti-gun crap and criminal jeopardy for law-abiding gun owners it couldn't even pass the Democrat controlled Senate.

As gun owners breathe a sigh of relief and hope that this ends the gun control push for now and maybe supply might catch up with demand as a result in the ammo, magazine and gun part markets along comes a Republican to put another log on the fire.

The Detroit Free Press: Sen. Coburn floats do-it-yourself gun background check

Getting a background check to buy a gun would be as easy as printing out an airplane boarding pass -- if Sen. Tom Coburn has his way.

Coburn's do-it-yourself background check plan -- which would expand the number of gun sales covered by background checks but also attempt to make them more user-friendly -- is one possible path forward for the gun safety legislation now stalled in the Senate. Last week, 41 Republicans and five Democrats voted to block a compromise background check proposal endorsed by many gun control groups but opposed by the National Rifle Association.

Gun control advocates are more skeptical of Coburn's plan, and Coburn himself admitted he doesn't know whether it has the votes to pass. But it appears his plan will get a vote: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., promised as much last week as he pulled the gun bill from the floor, saying he would bring it up again later. Coburn has one co-sponsor, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., but the NRA has been silent on the proposal.

Of course such a proposal is open to lots of questions and its unlikely the gun control types would be satisfied with such a system - indeed they've already said they're not:

"It's unworkable," said Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, "and there would be no incentive for any private seller to do a background check under the legislation."

Another problem for gun control advocates: There would be no lasting record of the sale.

"When there's a crime committed, a police agency can go to a manufacturer and ask, 'Hey, where did this gun go?'" said Mark Kelly, who founded Americans for Responsible Solutions with his wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords. The manufacturer can point to a federally licensed dealer, who would have a paper record of the sale, "and then they can help them solve some crimes," Kelly said.

So sayeth the man that committed a felony straw purchase all on his own by buying an AR15 and then stating his intent was he had bought them for another user.

You won't make the anti-gunners happy with this proposal and it opens the floor for Republicans to cave yet again, so why the heck are you bringing this up now?

Senator Coburn, McCain et al, could you please quit snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?

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