Originally Posted by locutus
Politics is the art of compromise. If I want you to vote for a new bridge in my district, I'm going to have to vote for the new post office in your district.
As long as we get something in return, like easing travel restrictions with guns, I can live with Bcs.
I must be missing something important here, but I'll be damned if I can figure out how the hell a background check takes away my liberty or my 2A rights.
Come on now Loc... you were a Cop for far too long to not recognize the danger is passing more meaningless legislation.
One of the supposed "+" items for our side is the ability to substitute your CCW for the Instant Check. Would that apply to private transfers? Or just FFL purchases? Would I need to keep a photo copy of that buyers CCW in case the gun ever got traced back to me? Is it "really" a positive for us? Or is it simply easier to expand the backdoor registry of gun owners because every CCW holder in the County is sitting in a County or State Database?
FFL's can loose there license and face prosecution for guns that walk "out the back door".
UBC's are nothing more than the Governments boot on our next... with the threat of prosecution... should a gun we parted with ever be used in a crime and traced back to us.
Sure... it sounds harmless enough, then 15 years down the road the BATF is serving a search warrant on your home and collecting all of your firearms until YOU prove that the crime gun you sold legally 20 years earlier was actually a legitimate transfer.
Hell, CA residents, as we speak, are have there guns confiscated because there doctor wrote a prescription for an anti depressant... or an EX filed a restraining order.