Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ed Morrissey, Gun Controller?

Morrissey wants to be all 'reasonable'.

...Around 14% of gun sales don’t get background checks now, though, thanks to private sales.  In order to change that, Congress would have to mandate that people conduct background checks for private transfers.  That’s not as onerous as it sounds; internet sales use federally-licensed dealers as brokers to handle the transaction, and dealers could offer that service for private transactions, too.  It would add to the cost of the sale, but it’s not an insurmountable issue....

Umnhhh, yah--if "sale" is taken literally.  There are a lot of guns which move (without "sale") from fathers to sons/daughters, or mothers to sons/daughters.  And there are grandparents, too...

Would Morrissey demand FFL fees for such a transaction?

1 comment:

James Pawlak said...

That is paying to exercise a constitutional right as were the poll taxes in the old South. In fact, the present charges are the same.

Some gun dealers have supported universal record checks which would:
Shut down gun shows and drive that business to them; And, give them extra income from running such checks.