NRA opposes 'universal background check' bill in Washington state

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    NRA opposes 'universal background check' bill in Washington state

    Pay attention Evergreen staters...This Bud's for you!

    NRA, GOAL oppose ‘universal background check’ legislation

    The National Rifle Association was out late yesterday with a blistering criticism of House Bill 1588 which would require “universal background checks” on all firearms transactions in Washington State, and Examiner has learned that the Gun Owner’s Action League of Washington “will take a similar tone” in this evening’s on-line edition of The GOAL Post.

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    Re: NRA opposes 'universal background check' bill in Washington state

    Thanks, Dave.

    Even if not Oregonians, we all need to be aware of these laws as they get into state houses, and learn how to defend against them.
    It could be worse.
    "A law that burdens the exercise of an enumerated constitutional right by simply making that right more difficult to exercise cannot be considered “reasonably adapted” to a government interest, no matter how substantial that interest may be."
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    Universal Background Checks sound great if you are clueless.

    Once people find out what its really about, they may want to consider tarring and feathering those that sponsered it.
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    Glad the NRA has taken this position. The universal background check is nothing more than national registration in sheep's clothing.

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    Universal Background checks would not be so bad except what is the plan to get criminals to forego a background check before purchasing an illegal gun or stealing a gun. Are we going to all be required to keep the background forms with our guns along with a note stating "before you steal this gun fill out these forms". I just don't see it working. Wouldn't it be more effective to just say if you are caught with a stolen gun mandatory 20 years. Criminals do in fact do risk assesment and many would decide it would be better to just leave the gun at home. This would in turn cut down on shootings. It is not a perfect plan but would do more than good than passing laws that only effect law abiding citizens that already abide by the existing laws and don't run around shooting folks. How dumb are our law makers?
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    Here's something I was thinking. Even if they pass something like this, how do they enforce it? do they know you passed a background check in the first place? You will have people sell a gun to someone else on the side and then what? How do you even know that gun exists?

    Lets say someone brought it from another state and sells it to their brother. You can't enforce that because there would be no way to know. Further lets say you go to the range. How do they know you passed a check for that gun you bring?

    Answer: They don't know and cannot enforce this. Sure maybe everyone who knows about this law or wants to follow the law to the letter will. However, there will be people who don't know and they will continue as usual. Then what? You gonna arrest everyone one by one? How do you even know who has a gun and who doesn't and cross match that to a background check? You can't...

    This is simply a way to leech more money from us and get honest people in the system labeled as "gun owner". It will flag your name in the computers and to some it would be undesirable to do business with you.
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