Originally Posted by rocshaman
Big Brother does not have the right, the power or the need to tell ME what I should do with my private property or who I deal with as a law abiding citizen of this country. This is not the way this country was envisioned. The feds have very LIMITED powers over the people of this country. They've taken more by force of hand than they ever should have had to begin with. We don't live in a feudalistic state, this is America and we have rights, liberty and freedom. The "state" has way overstepped it's boundaries on a lot more than just guns, but this is just one example of them doing it again. They'll push this unconstitutional garbage through as some sort of "compromise" and next year some other nut case will go off and they'll just HAVE to do a little more until it's registration of all guns and possibly forfeititure of any they deem shouldn't be in the hands of the great unwashed. I say it's all BS control from people I wouldn't give the time of day to.
Reading and hearing that this so-called "compromise" is just an amendment and not a bill. What they will do with this is add to S. 649 in the Senate as an amendment.
Anytime I hear a political figurehead say one thing and to me they mean the opposite.
This amendment has the making of a backdoor gun registry!
I printed out from twitchy the press release issued by the 2 Senators:
TITLE ONE: GETTING ALL THE NAMES OF PROHIBITED PURCHASERS INTO THE BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM
Summary of Title I: This section improves background checks for firearms by strengthening the instant check system.
- Encourage states to provide all their available records to NICS by restricting federal funds to states who do not comply.
- Allow dealers to voluntarily use the NICS database to run background checks on their prospective employees.
- Clarifies that submissions of mental health records into the NICS system are not prohibited by federal privacy laws (HIPAA).
- Provides a legal process for a veteran to contest his/her placement in NICS when there is no basis for barring the right to own a firearm.
TITLE TWO: REQUIRING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIREARM SALES
Summary of Title II: This section of the bill requires background checks for sales at gun shows and online while securing certain aspects of 2nd Amendment rights for law abiding citizens.
- Closes the gun show and other loopholes while exempting temporary transfers and transfers between family members.
- Fixes interstate travel laws for sportsmen who transport their firearms across state lines in a responsible manner. The term transport includes staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, buying fuel, vehicle maintenance, and medical treatment.
- Protects sellers from lawsuits if the weapon cleared through the expanded background checks and is subsequently used in a crime. This is the same treatment gun dealers receive now.
- Allows dealers to complete transactions at gun shows that take place in a state for which they are not a resident.
- Requires that if a background check at a gun show does not result in a definitive response from NICS within 48 hours, the sale may proceed. After four years, when the NICS improvements are completed, the background check would clear in 24 hours. Current law is three business days.
- Requires the FBI to give priority to finalizing background checks at gun shows over checks at store front dealerships.
- Authorizes use of a state concealed carry permit instead of a background check when purchasing a firearm from a dealer.
- Permits interstate handgun sales from dealers.
- Allows active military to buy firearms in their home states.
- Family transfers and some private sales (friends, neighbors, other individuals) are exempt from background checks
TITLE THREE: NATIONAL COMMISSION ON MASS VIOLENCE
Summary of Title III: : This section of the bill creates a commission to study the causes of mass violence in the United States, looking at all aspects of the problem, including guns, school safety, mental health, and violent media or video games.
The Commission would consist of six experts appointed by the Senate Majority Leader and six experts appointed by the Speaker of the House. They would be required to submit an interim report in three months and a completed report in six months.