By Jeff Knox
Buckeye, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Speaking to a group of dozens of supporters of Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety last week, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said;
“The voice against background records checks isn’t the voice really that’s just about background records checks,” he said. “I mean, it is largely fueled by gun manufacturers and funded by gun manufacturers who basically have one policy. And that’s sell as many weapons to whoever you can, whenever you can, wherever you can, in whatever frequency you can.”
That statement is a lie.
It’s not even an artful lie. It has built-in absurdities that won’t stand up to the simplest questioning. For example, how do gun manufacturers benefit from a robust legal market in used guns?
Not only is it a lie, Kaine’s statement is an insult to anyone who doesn’t buy the lie. He intentionally misleads people regarding the actual reach and impact of proposals that he is broadly referring to as “background records checks.” He also implies that these records checks are not currently being conducted. That is a lie.