Obama taking action on gun background check system – Yahoo! News.
With a headline like that, you know it’s gonna be a doozy:
”The Obama administration was starting a process Friday aimed at removing barriers in health privacy laws that prevent some states from reporting information to the background check system. The action comes two days after the Senate rejected a measure that would have required buyers of firearms online and at gun shows to pass a background check. That’s already required for shoppers at licensed gun dealers.”
Ermmm…forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that already in place? Say I want to buy a gun online from JoeBobOutfitters - one of the questions you get is, “Are you an Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder? If so, may I have a copy of it? and if ya ain’t, what FFL shall I send it to – and I need him to send me a copy of his license before I will ship it to him, too.”
Now Dear Reader – what do you think happens when my shiny new gun arrives at my local FFL? I go to pick it up and have to fill out a Form 4473 – and guess what? Yep, a background check. How about when I buy a gun at a gun show? I pick it out, negotiate price and have to fill out another Form 4473 - and guess what? Yep, another background check.
How about a concealed handgun permit? Take a class, fill out the forms and wait months while they do yet another background check.
Honesty, integrity and gorramed actual fact checking – sadly missing from our alleged media (infotainment outlets) and unfortunately our .gov as well.