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    Toomey bucks gun owners in background check deal

    Toomey bucks gun owners in background check deal







    Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania joined today at a U.S. Capitol press conference with Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to announce their agreement to extend background checks to end private sales at gun shows and via private transfers arranged online,an announcement posted on Toomey's website revealed.



    "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act would require states and the federal government to send all necessary records on criminals and the violently mentally ill to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)." the press release claims. "The bill extends the existing background check system to gun shows and online sales."
    Why Toomey felt compelled to take this stance, particularly noting the slim margin he was elected to office by and the likelihood that angry gun owners will remember at the polls if he decides to seek office again, remain unclear. While the bill is far short of what President Obama wants to sign into law, if it passes, it will be used as the plateau from which the next series of demands will be issued.
    That Toomey and Manchin both had been given "A" ratings by the National Rifle Association adds to the puzzlement among right to keep and bear arms advocates, many of whom will also be keeping a close eye on how the NRA will grade them in response.
    Another question that might be asked: Why did NRA not issue a very public warning that any caving would result in an automatic downgrading and a commitment to deny future support to defectors abandoning their gun-owning core constituents in time of greatest need?
    UPDATE: The NRA's statement in response.
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    Hey, PA. How about you all hold these two accountable next election. Thanks.
    Due to the increased cost of Ammunition I will be forced to discontinue warning shots as of now! USAF Chief Master Sergeant, Retired, 1979-2005

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    Lets pray for the filibuster

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Chief1297 View Post
    Hey, PA. How about you all hold these two accountable next election. Thanks.
    I don't understand what's so bad about this. You already need to undergo a background check at gun shows in PA. I had one done when I bought my AR last year. This law doesn't look like it adds a whole lot and it even exempts private transfers amongst family members and friends. I'm pro-gun and have been following the whole issue since late last year. If you, or someone, could explain why this specific bill is bad for us gun owners, I would be grateful!

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    I also read that they want states to recognize ones home state. If thats true will it apply to places like NYC, CA , etc.....

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    Toomey bucks gun owners in background check deal

    This bill, as I understand it, will change almost nothing. Online purchases already go through a FFL Dealer, who does a background check. Gun shows requiring background checks? OK. Maybe we'll stop hearing all the bitching about the imaginary "loophole."

  8. All I want to hear is how these new laws if enacted, will effect buying Ammo. from on line sellers.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Andrew49417 View Post
    This bill, as I understand it, will change almost nothing. Online purchases already go through a FFL Dealer, who does a background check. Gun shows requiring background checks? OK. Maybe we'll stop hearing all the bitching about the imaginary "loophole."
    Not ALL Internet sales go through an FFL. I listed a PF9 on armslist this past weekend and a local guy called and I met him and sold it. Under this new legislation, if a gun that was registered in your name is no longer in your possession, and they find evidence that it was listed on the Internet, you must provide documentation showing that you did a background check and who you sold it to. Basically what it will do is make "word-of-mouth" sales the only thing that doesn't apply to background checks. Therefore even if you listed it on the Internet but wound up selling it to a friend of a friend by word of mouth, they're still going to expect you to provide proof of a background check because they have proof that it was listed on the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYISH View Post
    I also read that they want states to recognize ones home state. If thats true will it apply to places like NYC, CA , etc.....
    From another group:

    While the proposed legislation
    contains limited exceptions for transfers, such as between family
    members, a little digging shows that you would be committing a
    federal felony if you:
    * Leave town for more than 7 days, and leave someone else at home with your firearms;
    * Lend a firearm to a friend to take shooting or to go hunting;
    * Loan a firearm to a family member if they live at a different residence;
    * Hand a firearm to someone at a gun club which is not a shooting range;
    * Teach someone to shoot on your own land, if you hand them the firearm; or
    * Fail to report a firearm as lost or stolen within 24 hours.

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    It's not so much Universal Background Checks. it's Universal Gun Registration. Every time a gun is transferred it's serial number is transferred to the next owner. They're checking out the next owner alright but tagging the owner with the gun. Two birds with one stone, they will be keeping the records. Even though they are not supposed to right now. At least that's my understanding. If I' m wrong please correct me, I would love to be wrong on this!
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