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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:16 PM

House Judiciary Chairman Says He Opposes Universal Background Checks On Gun Sales

Source: Associated Press

By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 12:18 PM

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he opposes universal background checks on gun sales and doesn’t foresee such a measure being part of gun legislation in the House.

Requiring background checks on all gun sales is a top priority of the Obama administration in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, and has appeared to be emerging in the Senate as a possible area of bipartisan consensus.

But Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with media that such a requirement could unnecessarily inconvenience law-abiding citizens and lead to the creation of a national gun registry — something Goodlatte and many other Republicans oppose.

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Expanding background checks has been seen as more politically doable, but Goodlatte’s comments suggest tough prospects for that idea, too.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/house-judiciary-chairman-says-he-opposes-universal-background-checks-on-gun-sales/2013/02/27/d74a5b08-80ed-11e2-a671-0307392de8de_story.html



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Reply House Judiciary Chairman Says He Opposes Universal Background Checks On Gun Sales (Original post)
Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #1
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #2
upaloopa Feb 2013 #4
hack89 Feb 2013 #5
upaloopa Feb 2013 #6
hack89 Feb 2013 #7
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #9
upaloopa Feb 2013 #3
AnotherMcIntosh Feb 2013 #8
red dog 1 Feb 2013 #10

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:18 PM

1. Then I call for Goodlatte's resignation

 

and quit the Republican Party, report to the nearest mental institution as soon as possible.

Gun strokers disgust me.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:26 PM

2. I don't understand how you enforce background checks in a person-to-person sale.

You could make it a crime, I suppose, but it seems like enforcement would be possible only after the gun or gun owner in question somehow came to somebody's attention.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:35 PM

4. If a person sells a gun without a background check

And that gun is used in a crime the seller goes to jail.
Criminals knowing there will be a background check will have fewer places to get guns.
There would be uniform rules through out the states so that one state's lax laws does not become another state's problems.
All of the above are needed.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:40 PM

5. Except you may have no idea who the seller is

there is no requirement to document a sale.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:50 PM

6. One step at a time. Uniform registration is next .

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:00 PM

7. You certainly have an active imagination

there are hundreds of millions of unregistered firearms in America. Just how do you plan to register them? You can't force states to register them.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:33 PM

9. What mechanism would you use to provide and document that a check was done?

Right now they are precluded by law.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:30 PM

3. That deserves the Duh award

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:08 PM

8. Nobody has used the magic letters "NRA" yet?

 

How are we going to defeat the Republicans if we don't say that?

And doesn't everyone know that no liberal Democrats own firearms in the home for self-defense or for any other purpose?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:51 PM

10. So much for "bipartisan consensus"

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