Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Background Checks

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Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, made an impassioned plea to reform gun laws in America–except she got the laws completely wrong.

After a 48-year-old man named David Conley killed his ex, Valerie Jackson, along with her partner and her six kids (one of which was Conley’s child), Kardashian decided something had be done.

She took to Twitter–and made the target of her rant online firearm sales.

“Have u heard of the heart breaking story about David Conley who slaughter his ex girlfriend & her entire family! Her 6 kids, husband & her!” Kardashian asked, via Twitter (grammar is her own.)

“He purchased the gun & ammo ONLINE! How is it so easy to purchase guns online!!! Does this not sicken you? No background checks needed!!!!!”

She continued: “These gun safety laws have to change! This poor woman was tied up & saw every child of hers & husband get executed over 10 hours!”

The murder of Valerie Jackson and her family was, in fact, horrific–Kardashian has it right when she later says that her thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ family.

But the big problem with Kardashian’s rant is that, well, she got the gun laws completely wrong.

In fact, a large number of laws deal exactly with guns purchased over the internet.

If a gun is purchased from another state, for example, it must be shipped to a local federally-licensed dealer–where the buyer must go through the same sort of background checks that all gun owners must go through.

And if a gun owner buys through a federally-licensed firearm dealer, they need a background check for that, too.

It’s actually illegal to have a private website that offers guns for sale. All sites must be monitored by the federal government.

Kardashian’s claim that a person can easily buy guns online without any sort of government intervention is absolutely false–and it’s sad that she exploits a tragedy like Valerie Jackson’s murder to spread misinformation about gun control.

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Black Kid gun video

In a recent video posted on World Star Hip Hop, teen and pre-teen black youths are seen randomly firing handguns down an alley.

While pre-teens shooting firearms is accepted and encouraged by many in the pro-liberty community, responsibility and gun safety is part of the practice regardless of age.

The youth within the video waived around loaded semi-auto pistols and even pointed a loaded barrel directly at the cameraman.

From the video, it’s clear the young men were not honing their marksmanship skills but rather displaying bravado while squeezing off rounds down a street.

One young gunslinger explained to the camera, “I can’t fight no more, I’m blowing n—-s now.”

While advocates of gun control target law-abiding citizens, children like those in this video are able to acquire weapons – clearly without background checks, registration or parental supervision.

A fair assumption can be made that the children did not walk into a gun show or logon to BudsGunShop.com to acquire the guns.

The firearms either came from extremely irresponsible parents or were part of the black market stream – which like the illicit drug industry, can’t be stopped by government.

The video above serves as proof that if the government bans firearms, then only outlaws will privately posses them . . . and those “outlaws” will fall into two categories: patriots and criminals.

The question remains: Will there be more criminals or patriots?


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