Gun owners will put a lock box on Senator Toomey's 2016 political ambitions after he agreed with his Democratic anti-gun cohorts, Senators Manchin, Schumer, and Feinstein, that government permission required to purchase firearms by individuals is not gun control, but common sense. Toomey must have forgotten that our Founders made clear that if our God-given Second Amendment right that protects our life, liberty, and property should be modernized with "common sense regulations," then it had to be done according to the procedure outlined in Article five of our Constitution, not by an up or down vote as if our Constitutional rights were just Government privileges.
George Washington stated, "if, in the opinion of the people, the Constitutional powers need modified, then let it be corrected by the way the Constitution designates. Any method of change, whether by judicial decision, legislative action, or deliberate misrepresentations, is an illegitimate use and abuse of powers and usurps the constitutional guaranteed rights of the people. Current efforts by judges, legislators, academia, and media crusaders to modify our Second amendment rights, despite well-meaning intentions to keep guns from criminals, are the customary weapon by which free Governments are destroyed."
In "More Guns, Less Crime," John Lott JR. studied FBI's crime figures for all 3,054 U.S. Counties over 18 years and found that waiting periods, gun buy-backs, and background checks yielded virtually no benefits in crime reduction, while, "right to carry laws" and legally concealed handguns represented the most-cost effective methods for reducing crime.
In his other book, "The Bias Against Guns," 18,000 prison inmates were evaluated and only 0.7 percent obtained their guns at gun shows, and when firearms they purchased at flea markets were included the total was only 1.7 percent. Unconstitutional background checks will never reduce crime nor prevent criminals or the mentally ill from obtaining firearms.
William L. Emick
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