When it comes to gun control, there is no such thing as real compromise. It’s just a code word for “You guys just keep giving up more and more ground while we give up nothing until we achieve complete and total civilian disarmament.” Real compromise on gun issues, is about as likely as our President skipping a golf outing to attend a national security briefing.
1. The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990
The first one is easy. That would be Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. This is one of those populist feel-good laws that does far more damage than good. Our cerebral and insightful VP, Mr. “Shotgun Joe” Biden introduced this one.
2. The Gun Control Act of 1968
Number two is also easy. That would be the Gun Control Act of 1968. Why? It created that whole FFL system and all the bloated overhead that goes with it. While private sales are still perfectly legal (within your state at least) you can’t buy a gun from a store unless that store is a subject of the federal government. You can’t sell your gun across state lines without getting two FFL dealers in involved in the process. Oh, and the GCA is the leading reason that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives authority is spreading faster than a cold virus in a Chuck E. Cheese playground.
3. National Firearms Act
The National Firearms Act of 1934 was the biggie that started the downhill slide of gun legislation. Yeah, I know, this law was amended by the 1968 clusterfuggle, but it’s well known for the “certain firearms” restriction business. After the repeal of prohibition, the feds got bored and needed something else to regulate, so they decided on guns since eCigarettes hadn’t been invented yet. With complete disregard for the entire intent of the Second Amendment, they imposed regulation and restriction on certain types of firearms. To put this law’s impact in simple terms, it’s the reason you have to send $200, fingerprints and stool samples to the ATF, and wait for many moons, to get something as simple as a gun muffler or rifle with a barrel shorter than 16 inches.
4. The New York SAFE Act
The SAFE Act makes my list not because of its impact on the country as a whole, but because it’s a shining example of bad government behavior at its worst. So inclusion of this one in my top four is an issue of principle.