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A Background Check We Can All Support

“If politicians want universal background checks, we should start with them,” said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

He pointed to recent political scandals in the New York Legislature, which just passed a new restrictive gun control law, where a state senator and state assemblyman were arrested last week, as “one small example.”

“But look at politics in recent years,” Gottlieb observed. “From state and federal scandals, to arrests involving several members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, we have had example after embarrassing example of public officials being charged with violating various laws. Does anyone think former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who had to quit his post over a lewd e-mail scandal, should clear a mental health screening to buy a gun?

“If you compare percentages,” he continued, “the rate of criminal activity by politicians is probably far higher than the rate of crimes committed by the general public.

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  • 7papa7

    I am still one of those vets who believes that the term will not be infringed means will NOT be infringed and anything that violates it is unconstitutional. I guess we senior citizens still believe in the Constitution and what it says. Not into revisionism.

    • http://www.il-ccw.com/ Paladin

      That’s because you can read English.

      Shall not be infringed now means pushed to the furthest limits of American tolerance and then pulled back slightly to appease the masses.

      • 7papa7

        Maybe we should send the mad Marxist, the senate, the house and the rest of the administration in for remedial reading. I worked my way through college by tutoring in a reading lab. We also need to tell them that we follow the American Constitution here not the old Soviet one or the N. Korean one or the Chinese one or any other stinking commie constitution.

    • gdoggerz

      Right! I should be able to own any firearm I want.

      • 7papa7

        Absolutely right.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CfsINEYDoex3fXYF.FLFCPOcXaFQros-#f30f8 jong

      And if they can not read that or decide that they want to get something out that is not there just read the explanation in No 46 of the Federalist Papers by the same man who wrote it. James Madison.

      • 7papa7

        The federalist papers should be mandatory reading for all high school kids.

        • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CfsINEYDoex3fXYF.FLFCPOcXaFQros-#f30f8 jong

          To me the quickest way to explain a majority of the Constitution is in that little book that the liberals hate.

          • 7papa7

            They won’t read it because it violates their agenda.

  • joshuasweet

    All the politicians that are found to vote for this infringement of our rights should be adjudicated as mentally unfit for office for violating their oath of Office in such an UN-American violation of their word and pledge.

  • http://www.il-ccw.com/ Paladin

    Start with Obama.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Gun control is really people control and the cool-aid drinking idiots in Washington don’t have brain one. Criminals don’t do back ground checks, don’t buy guns at gun shows or gun shops. They don’t care how many rounds you have as long as they have theirs you are out gunned. Ink on paper has never stopped a criminal at any time. Wake up you left wing Nazi’s and tell the truth, you want to be masters of the Nazi prison camps and plantations where you become little gods. Well this real God knowing vet says, go pound dirt, I’m keeping my legal guns and hate to see the mess when you Nazi’s come for them.

  • spyderdalton

    The only background check I support is Obama’s!

    • spyderdalton

      Background checks for every politician running for office. I want to know that they are not on anti-depressants or if they ahve ever suffered from depression.

    • gdoggerz

      You mean the one used on him?

  • NavyBlue1962

    The cowardly republicans are caving in again to Obama. Why don’t they all just become airhead democrats. We won’t have to bother to vote (it’s obviously fixed anyway) and we can speed up America’s descent into hell.

  • Awakened1

    Obama would not be able to pass a background check but I’d like to see them pull one on him. A false social security number for starters…

    • Rattlerjake

      It’s already been done several times by different individuals but it’s near impossible to get anyone in government to do their job and indict him for being in this country illegally and defrauding the American people.

  • Stephen N Russell

    Ideal Background Check for Gun purchases:
    1. In political office
    2. Pro Gun Control
    3. Anti Gun Control
    4. Have felony history
    5. done time in prison or jail for felony level crimes
    6. Ex Mobster, Mafia type.
    7. Veteran
    8. single Mom
    9. single dad.
    10. living single
    11. On Psychotic drugs Legal from MD.
    12. How long on psychotic drugs, since what year to date??
    13. Home life Bad??? abusive parents?? etc.
    Say Yes or No to any above, then one can examine Facts from records & can or cant sell U any Guns.
    & more one can add to Background checks for anyone to have Gun.

    • John Paul Jones

      To hell with you sir! I served my country and yes I am a veteran #7 you must be a DEMOCRAP and most likely voted more then once for obozo.

  • barbiecakes

    It will be good to find out who the criminals are when they have their background checks. The D in democrat means DUMB.

  • joanc

    I think anyone running for or in public office should have to undergo a background check to cull out those who are in it for the money and care little for the job. Read 7papa7’s entry for he says it all about it being unconstitutional, he is right. Our veterans sacrificed much for the country and it’s citizens, and do not deserve the shabby treatment they receive for their great service, while illegals are given the key to America. Sorry for the bitterness, but It galls me to see our vets treated as second class citizens, especially when Janet “big Sis” Napolitano says they are a danger to America due to their war time training. She is sick! The DC hierarchy think they are above the law and also believe they have the smarts to change our laws to accommodate themselves and of course their donors. I’d like to see them all scrutinized along with their expense accounts, voting record and their many perks, including their jaunts to nowhere. As their employers we have the right to see where our failing dollars are being wasted. I am an American who loves her country, and has lived long enough to recognize the direction the DC shakers are taking us, and I fear for the future of the generations to come. God Help them and us to get through the mess we find ourselves in.

  • Darius the Mede

    I’ll vote for that. The politicos absolutely must be held to the same standards we peons are. They seem to think that they are the elite, privileged class, who are above the laws

  • giley1

    We have enough gun controls on the books now. Like immigration, the feds do not enforce those laws, what makes anyone think that they would do any better with more gun control legislation. The only thing that they are looking for is gaining more control of our liberties and invasion of privacy. We have a major liar sitting in the White House has yet to be vetted.

  • Hawkeye72

    I’ve always heard that great leaders lead by example. I think Obama should disarm all secret service agents. That would be setting a great example.

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