This afternoon at 2:30 Eastern (1:30 St. Louis time) the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism will be discussing Senator Charles Schumer's (D-NY) S. 436, the "Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011." For those who wish to view the proceedings live, this link should allow that, when the hearing starts.That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look, and tell a friend.
We have discussed S. 436 several times before, most fully back in mid-March. Among the many deeply invasive infringements specified by the bill (National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea covered some of them quite well here) are provisions to close the mythical "gun show loophole" that would outright ban private firearm sales--not only at gun shows, but everywhere. And yes--by "ban" private sales, that is exactly what I mean. Any sale that cannot proceed until the FBI probes the prospective buyer's history can hardly be considered to be "private." [More]
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