posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 03:29 PM
Originally posted by SpaDe_
Just reading this, I already question whether they didn't actually make it easier for criminals to get weapons rather than harder. Does this law now
allow people to circumvent having to go through an FFL dealer and allow direct online transactions between the buyer and seller due to the background
check being performed online? If so this means that anyone with a stolen identity can just straw purchase a firearm and have it shipped directly to
them eliminating any direct contact with the seller or other FFl holder.
I will wait to see the final details of this, but from what I am reading it really does nothing at all to prevent criminals from obtaining firearms,
and might possibly be a direct path for criminals to obtain them even easier.
I'm not sure if someone else already said this, but you are not allowed to have a firearm shipped to your house, regardless of where you purchased
it. That is the law right now, and that would continue to be the law if this new bill passes.
If you purchase a gun online it must be shipped to one of your local gun stores, a licensed Firearms dealer, where they will do the background check,
check your ID, etc etc etc.
It's even illegal for private parties to ship guns to each other, shipping a gun across state lines without having it shipped to a licensed Firearms
dealer is a felony.
So there is no INCREASE in possibility for baddies to get, but at the same time there is no decrease either. This bill is pointless. While I would be
100% against the idea of background checks for 100% of gun sales, at least requiring background checks for all private sales would somewhat limit the
amount of nefarious characters getting guns. I'd be totally against it, but at least it would make sense. This bill will accomplish absolutely
nothing other than to piss off legal gun owners.
This isn't them compromising, this is the idiot democrats knowing that nobody supports them, and to save face they basically made a bill that copies
our current laws nearly completely, so they change nothing, but to their ignorant fanboys they can claim they "fought the good fight against law
abiding gun owners" while the republicans know the dems didn't gain a single inch with this stupid bill.