Carborendum Posted June 12, 2022 Report Share Posted June 12, 2022 https://thehill.com/news/senate/3520521-mcconnell-touts-support-of-bipartisan-product-after-senate-gun-proposal-announced/ https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/12/politics/senate-gun-safety-agreement/index.html Apparently a gun control bill is about to pass Congress and the White House. Here are the highlights: Money being spent on mental health centers and resources (including suicide prevention). And funding for schools and mental health. Buyers under 21 have an enhanced background check. Resources for states to remove guns from people who have been adjudicated as a danger to themselves or others. NICS will include domestic abusers and those who have restraining orders on them. Closes loop holes on who is a federally licensed firearms dealer. There was apparently a loophole that some could act as a dealer regarding purchasing from a manufacturer, but they did not qualify when it came to selling them to the public. So, some people were able to buy without a background check. Cracks down on straw purchases. #1: I think most of us can get behind that one. #2: I think this is ok. But if it is applied in such a manner that it ends up being an outright ban on those between 18 - 21, it is just the camel's nose in the tent. #3 & #4: I support this in spirit. But I see the potential for over-reaching government to oppressively apply this. If one is mentally adjudicated as a danger to others simply because they want to buy a gun... And, yes, many on the left have declared this is their goal. No shame, no apologies, no exclusions, no conditions. If you want to own a gun, you should be declared mentally insane. As history has shown, what is fringe liberal today will be common liberal tomorrow. #5: I didn't really know much about this. Apparently it is a thing. I'm not convinced that the statistic from "Every town for gun safety" is accurate. But it is clear that it happens. And I'm all for having a background check for everyone. But what will this end up looking like? #6: I figured this happened on some level. I don't know how big a problem it is. But I fear that this will get many people arrested for simply wanting to make some money on the sale of a gun. So, my three rules? Let's see if it works? 1) Not a re-hash of laws already on the books? I'm not aware of any laws that cover these things already as far as gun safety. 2) Proven to reduce gun crime? I believe the mental health stuff is understood to be a big factor in gun crimes. But what percentage? And is it going to make a big enough dent? I don't know. But overall, it seems benign enough to give it a try. 3) Not an outright gun ban? We'll see if it ends up banning guns from a lot of people who should have a right to purchase and own a gun. Again, it sure seems benign enough. But I'm just not sure how it will be applied. Just_A_Guy, Backroads and Anddenex 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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