With liberal media fanfare, the Senate bill to mandate background checks at gun shows is getting closer to a vote.
If this bill becomes law, it will gun down gun shows. If you can’t buy a gun without a background check, you can’t buy a gun at a gun show. The show will be over before the check is complete.
Is this going to pass the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Probably not. Is this fact mentioned by the media? No. Why not? That would make the Senate debate look like a charade. Is it a charade? Yes. It’s all about positioning for the folks back home. The justification? The Newtown shootings.
But the killer in Newtown stole the guns from his mother. He also killed his mother. What has that got to do with gun shows? Nothing. That, too, is a charade.
Senator Pat Toomey, who backs the bill, says it’s not a gun control measure. Oh, no. It’s merely a “common sense” measure. Senator Toomey usually gets an A-rating from the National Rifle Association. If he ever gets anything higher than an F, then it’s the NRA that deserves the F.
Gun sales are higher than ever before. Americans know it’s not common sense in the Senate. It’s the next phase of gun control.
There will be gun shows across America this spring. You would be wise to attend one. Bring $100 bills. You will need a lot of them. The days of cheap guns are over.