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Senators Blumenthal and Murphy offer new bill to increase gun dealer oversight

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  1. If you support this proposal then you must support a keeping homeowners honest act. While the vast majority of homeowners are law abiding citizens, studies would suggest that over 90% of illegal drugs distributed in any given area are distributed by a few bad apples. To have all homes periodically searched to prevent illegal drug sales is just common sense.

  2. There is no such thing as “gun violence”. This is a focus-group-driven buzzword and talking point to create an imaginary bogeyman as the main anti 2nd Amendment propaganda tool. There are PEOPLE who commit violence with guns, but there are many more people who commit violence without them.
    And, since the term “gun violence” is a catchword/cliche, the title suggests an unattainable goal. People have been robbing and killing other people, using the weapons of the day, since the beginning of man on this planet, which identifies the real issue – controlling criminal impulses in humans, not the otherwise legal instruments they use to commit crimes.
    Anyone who doesn’t realize and/or acknowledge this isn’t thinking, s/he is ‘feeling’, and our liberty cannot depend upon what anybody ‘feels’.

  3. They are using data from the Brady’s, that alone tells us that they have absolutely no interest in the safety of citizens and every interest in making civilian ownership of firearms more difficult.

  4. Wait, wait, wait….

    Are we talking about the very same ATF that strong-armed certain FFL’s into completing transfers they didn’t want to do, which transfers those FFL’s pro-actively tipped off the ATF as being highly questionable, and which transferee’s turned out to be ***known*** to the ATF as ineligible but were being monitored as part of their ‘Fast and Furious’ operation?

    They want the “Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act” to empower **that** ATF even MORE?


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