Posted February 12, 2019 9:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

In the wake of a mass shooting, gun control gets a massive push. Usually, it dies down after a few weeks to a few months, but Parkland has kept the push going for far longer than anyone really expected.

That’s a shame.

Among the proposals that have gained a lot of traction are universal background checks. The idea that this requirement will keep guns out of the hands of people like the Parkland killer seems to permeate the minds of anti-gun activists and politicians, yet there are problems with it. Big problems.

An op-ed in Miami Herald points those problems out.

The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, or H.R. 8, does not target criminals or those intent on breaking the law. Instead, it curtails the normal, law-abiding behavior of everyday gun owners. Worse, anti-gun advocates are deceptively marketing this legislation as a “safety” bill that will keep guns away from dangerous people.

As a rape survivor, I know firsthand the need for self-defense against an attacker with a weapon, and I find it particularly helpful in my own journey of healing to instruct women in how to use a firearm and empower themselves so they never become victims. I have a …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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