Alas, gun control groups seem to have moved away from so-called assault weapons bans for reasons pro-Second Amendment groups have espoused for months; they’re ineffective and represent a very small fraction of firearm-related homicides. Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America now calls such policy initiatives “nonstarters.” Nonetheless, that does not mean that these people have abandoned their support for such bans on certain types of firearms
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, is a significant player in a coalition financed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.50 million of nanny Bloombergs money buys a lot of AstroTurf.
With more information, Watts decided that focusing on access to guns, not types of guns, was a smarter approach. She came to the same conclusion that other gun control groups had reached even before the Sandy Hook shootings: "Ultimately," she said, "what's going to save the most lives are background checks."The only way universal background checks will work is to register every gun in the country. Students of history know where that leads. Registration=Confiscation=Extermination. A lesson well learned by people like Stalin, Mao and other genocide committing leaders.
As for background checks, they’re already virtually universal. Most gun owners buy from dealers with a federal firearms license who have to by law conduct a background check. Regardless, gun control advocates still perpetuate the myth that 40 percent of gun sales are conducted without a background check. John Lott tore into this narrative in January of 2013That 40% myth has been debunked over and over again. Yet they keep throwing it out there.
But the high figure comes primarily from including such transactions as inheritances or gifts from family members. Putting aside these various biases, if you look at guns that were bought, traded, borrowed, rented, issued as a requirement of the job, or won through raffles, 85 percent went through FFLs; just 15 percent were transferred without a background check.If you include these transfers either through FFLs or from family members, the remaining transfers falls to 11.5 percent.We don’t know the precise number today, but it is hard to believe that it is above single digits.
The public is unaware because the gun hating press wants the public worried about the crime rates. How else can they advance their agenda of control.
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Thanks to Mike