Feds consider new gun regs
The Obama administration is working on new gun control regulations that would target stolen and missing weapons.
Police have a hard time tracking firearms that disappear from gun shops, which “just feeds the sort of already large and existing secondary market on guns,” said Sam Hoover, a staff attorney with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
It is unclear precisely what the draft regulations, drawn up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and under review at the White House’s regulations office, would do.
The ATF would not comment on the draft rule, since it has not yet been released to the public, but a description provided by the White House asserts that it would target cases where guns go missing “in transit.” SOURCE
Some of my readers may not have known, or have noticed, but I shut the blog down for a couple of days while I dealt with a continuing health issue. That issue hasn’t been fully put to rest but the stress level has been notched down several degrees.
What a way to get back into the blogging world; a story about guns and MORE Federal regulations on them and gun dealers.
The first thing I have to say will come as NO surprise to anyone; gun control is NOT about guns, it IS all about control, the control of those that own and use guns.
Every time there is an incident where a gun is used to commit some type of crime; whether it’s a robbery, a murder, a mass killing or any other type of crime, the Libbers get all fired up again and try, in any way they can come up with, to take away guns from the millions of SANE and LAWFUL gun owners of this nation.
Since the Libbers have been unable to affect a total ban on guns, their ownership and a forced confiscation of those guns, they again try what they believe to be *the next best thing*; additional and more restrictive gun regulations on manufacturers, distributors, dealers and owners, claiming it’s all being done in an effort to reduce gun crime and gun violence.
Guns going missing *in transit* must be a bigger crime problem than I know about, and I tend to keep a close watch on things like that. Recently this story surfaced, 63 semi-automatic guns go missing from La.-bound truck; 4 arrested, and to the best of my knowledge, the arrests of those thought to have stolen, or arranged for the guns to BE stolen is all that has transpired.
I have heard of no weapons being recovered. Personally, I would think that the recovery of those weapons would be a big story for the BATF had it occurred, if for no other reason in an effort to offset all the news that has been out there since the BATF engaged in some nefarious gun dealings themselves; that being operation Fast and Furious and the *gun walking* that took place.
Currently, gun dealers with a federal license are required to tell federal agents after they discover a firearm has gone missing, but they aren’t required to do routine checks.
“They can discover a gun missing today and have no idea when it went missing, which really makes that information useless to law enforcement,” said Chelsea Parsons, associate director of crime and firearms policy at the Center for American Progress.
I happen to know some folks that have their Federal Firearms Licenses, one is a Class III dealer, meaning he can deal, legally, in fully automatic weapons. For those not knowing what that means; think *machine gun*.
Maybe I’m just too innocent, maybe some of my gun dealer friends are too straight-up LEGAL, I don’t know, but I DO know this; a FFL, especially a Class III license is too hard to come by. No one that I know would engage in illegal or otherwise nefarious gun dealing for many reasons, not the least of which being a massive loss of income and personal freedom.
Speaking as a gun owner, and I can only speak for myself, but if I were to have a gun go *missing* I would immediately be one the phone to our Police to report the weapon, with all pertinent data; make, model, caliber and serial number.
Criminals don’t get their guns through LEGAL sources, they STEAL them FROM legal sources, the American gun owner, and even though WE don’t commit the gun crimes the Libber Left wants us to be held totally responsible and to be disarmed and defenseless.
It seems to me that no matter what reputable gun dealers and legal gun owners do, it’s never enough to make the anti-gun cabal happy and the whole thing truly boils down to their desire to see ALL guns out of the hands of Americans.
MOLON LABE! Come and TAKE ‘em…