Friday, March 22, 2013

Quote of the Day

"Background checks sound innocent enough. But what liberals are proposing could make it illegal for a father to give his son a gun. In many parts of the country, this is a rite of passage. In many families, hunting rifles and other firearms are treasured heirlooms, passed down from one generation to the next. If Senate liberals get their way, children would have to go to a gun store and apply for clearance before they receive a hunting rifle as a gift.

"Moreover, it's unlikely to accomplish anything beyond creating yet another burden for law-abiding citizens. According to FBI statistics, you are more likely to be strangled or kicked to death than be murdered with a rifle or a shotgun. And thugs don't bother with background checks!

"So what's the point? As we see many governments around the world trampling on individual rights, and nervously watch our own government mandating insurance and restricting religious liberty, it is perfectly understandable why people would be concerned that universal background checks could easily serve as the first step toward registration and confiscation."

Gary Bauer