"No sooner had the National Rifle Association pistol-whipped, I mean, persuaded Gov. John Kasich to allow concealed-carry permit holders to pack heat in their favorite strip club, juke joint, Hooters or Red Robin -- all prime militant Islamist targets -- than extremist Democrats declared jihad on the sacred Second Amendment."And the writer goes on to describe the legislation and how easy it would be for someone to get a background check from a licensed dealer when purchasing from a private seller who cannot run background checks.
If HB 263 becomes law, you'll have to trot over to the nearest federally licensed firearms dealer and -- for a fee not exceeding $10 -- run a background check.
If it comes back dirty, no deal.
If it comes back clean, the dealer records the name, age and address of the buyer, the make, caliber and serial number of the weapon, and the date of the transfer.Simple right? Wrong. The NRA will oppose this simple bill because.... well, er, because....let's see now; why would the NRA oppose the bill?
"The legislation will not eliminate the illegal sale of guns," Flask acknowledged. "That'll still happen on street corners, or wherever. But it does close an obvious loophole that we all know exists. How do you argue with that?"
Two words: Political contributions.
Money speaks louder than mayhem. The NRA seal of approval is much more influential than some inner-city schoolyard shootout.There. I knew there was a good reason to oppose common sense gun legislation. As for other legislation concerning guns that doesn't make sense, like shoot first and ask questions later, that's the kind of bill the NRA can sink it's teeth into. Never mind that incidents like this one in Michigan happen with some frequency in this country. And this one is not funny at all.
A St. Joseph County woman who investigators say was intoxicated is facing felony charges after she shot her husband in the shoulder while the couple was investigating a suspicious noise they heard Monday outside their home.Oh dear. How could this have happened? Was this person a law abiding gun owner?
Lillywhite said the couple had been inside their home Monday when they heard a suspicious noise outside and decided to investigate. Lillywhite said Darryl Tolbert told his wife to get her gun, a .380-caliber handgun, and she followed her husband to the back door of their home.
Lillywhite said the pair was standing about three feet apart when Darryl Tolbert heard a noise outside their back door and made a motion toward his wife that prompted her to fire her gun, wounding Darryl Tolbert in the right shoulder.
(...) Lillywhite confirmed Monday that the gun used by Connie Tolbert was registered to her and she legally owned the firearm.
“I think alcohol is definitely the main factor,” Lillywhite said of the incident.Connie is a lucky woman. Darryl was only injured. Where is common sense?