Trampling Your Rights, While Missing the Supposed Target

HR 1112, the so-called “Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019,” just passed the House as expected.

If you haven’t been keeping up, this one was billed as closing what Demoscum Rep. Jim Clyburn calls the “Charleston loophole.” The Charleston shooter bought a gun while awaiting trial on a misdemeanor drug charge. A clerical error directed the NICS examiner to the wrong police department when he tried to clarify the charge. As a result, it took longer than the allowed 3 days, and the sale went as a default proceed. CLieburn claims extending the NICS period to 10 days would fix that.

As I said: CLIEburn. He lied. Let’s review some history.

On February 28, 2015, the Charleston asshole was arrested on a misdemeanor drug charge.

He purchased his handgun on April 11, 8 days after his 21st birthday. As noted, the NICS check was delayed.

On June 17, he murdered a bunch of kindly, innocent people who had welcomed him.

During the post-shooting investigation, authorities began to wonder if his arrest should have caused a NICS denial.

Roughly a week after the shooting, “examiners officially denied the Roof application.”

The killer’s NICS denial didn’t take 10 days. It took 74 days to figure maybe he should flunk the NICS check. For arithmetically-challenged congresscreeps, 74 is more than 10. Even with this extension, the chumbucket’s sale would have proceeded.

No preemptively-prove-your-innocence check is going to work, if the people running it won’t do their jobs until after people die.

But here’s the thing: NICS should have approve the sale anyway. The scumbag hadn’t been convicted on that drug charge; the case was still pending. The charge was a misdemeanor, not the felony indictment that makes one prohibited to purchase. And that arrest was apparently his only drug bust, so there weren’t “multiple arrests for such offenses within the past 5 years,” as called for in 27 CFR § 478.11 Meaning of terms.

Probably that’s why Chum-boy bought the gun when he did. He was finally 21 and wanted to get it before the conviction.

So once again, they’re pushing a law to allegedly fix a crime problem, but targeting innocent people. Infringements based upon lie.

“High capacity” magazine bans because Parkland (he used politically correct 10-rounders).

“Assault weapon” bans because Santa Fe (he used a pump shotgun and a revolver).

Universal background checks because Mandalay Bay (he passed background checks).

Once is chance. Twice is coincidence. Third time is enemy action. This is an — as yet — undeclared war.


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2 thoughts on “Trampling Your Rights, While Missing the Supposed Target”

  1. What gets to me is the “small step” nature of everything the citizen disarmament crowd does.

    It’s a “small step” to extend default proceeds from 3 days to 10. It’s another to go from 10 to 20, and another to go from 20 to 30. What’s the difference of a few extra days?

    It’s another “small step” to say that we should just have a 10-day waiting period by default on ALL sales. Y’know, since we might have to wait up to 10 days on “delayed” checks anyway, what’s the difference?

    And once it’s 10 days, why not 20, or 30? What’s the difference?

    Or as some no-name citizen disarmament advocate put it, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

    And yet, none of it would have prevented any of the Buckets-O-Chum from committing their atrocities.

    Legislatively-speaking, these people couldn’t hit the broad side of a square barn … from the inside.

  2. The gun grabbers will not stop until all guns are outlawed or those that own guns decide;

    When tyranny becomes law
    Rebellion becomes duty

    I’m not betting on the former to be accepted before the latter happens either.

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