Exploiting the tenth anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, perennial gun control advocate Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced his latest gun show bill. Lautenberg was joined at the press conference by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jack Reed (D-RI). “The Hill” quotes Lautenberg as saying:
“There is no rational reason to oppose closing the loophole,” said Lautenberg, the bill’s sponsor. “The reason it’s still not closed is simple: the continuing power of the special interest gun lobby in Washington.”
The bill is S. 843: “A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows.” What makes it a greater threat than other gun bills in the 111th Congress is the fact that Lautenberg has signed eleven powerful Democrats as cosponsors, including formerly pro-gun Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Although text of the bill is not available at the time of this writing, it is expected to be substantially similar to Lautenberg’s gun show bill of the last Congress, S. 2577.
Lautenberg went on to add still more to the “90% lie” being promulgated by both the Obama administration and Mexican officials:
“Thirty percent of the guns that go to Mexico are bought at gun shows. We don’t know whether they’re bought from unlicensed dealers, but logic would say let’s have some idea who it is that bought those guns and what their intentions might be.”
- “Gun show promoters” would have to register with the Attorney General of the United States “in accordance with regulations promulgated” by the AG. Given the predispositions of Eric Holder, one can only imagine what regulations he would “promulgate.” The AG would also set the registration fee at any level he or she wished.
- All “vendors” would be registered. “Vendor” would include you if you wanted to sell even one firearm. You would have to present government identification to the gun show promoter, who would be required to retain that information.
- All sales would be registered with the FBI. No private transfers would be allowed at shows, and would have to be processed, at unknown expense, through federally licensed dealers via the computerized National Instant Check System (NICS). Read below to find out why that creates a de facto gun registration system. Worse, Lautenberg notes that under the new bill, all guns sold, including model and serial number, will be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms via its national gun tracing center.
Source: Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner