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NAT’L – OPINION – The real threat of the Demos’ ‘universal background checks’

At the 2016 Democrat convention, when Hillary Clinton was coronated as the next president because only Deplorables would vote for Donald Trump, she declared: “I’m not here to repeal the Second Amendment. I’m not here to take away your guns.” That was a brazen lie, of course — and it didn’t fool anyone on Election Day. Fast-forward to last month’s back-to-back mass murders in Texas and Ohio by assailants using firearms. Predictably, Democrats are using those rare but high-profile attacks as a pretext for new gun-control laws. In response, Trump declared he would work with Democrats to see if there was common ground on Demo legislation for background checks, which might have an incremental impact on accessibility to firearms by those who will either harm themselves or others. However, upon studying the Demos’ other more symbolic and sinister proposals — “red flag” laws and “assault weapon” bans — the administration declared them DOA. The administration’s apparent willingness to consider more stringent background-check legislation resulted in immediate pushback from Liberty and Second Amendment advocates. While most Americans believe all firearm purchasers should be qualified, there’s a very legitimate concern that implementing “enhanced” background checks for any firearm transfer under any circumstance will lead to a national firearm registry — which will ultimately lead to confiscation.  [full article]

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