Quote of the Day
It’s already saving lives. There are fewer deaths occurring,
President Unite States of America
June 16, 2023
The US passed a landmark gun deal one year ago. Is it working?
Really? How does he know? The FBI crime numbers cannot be trusted.
And from the same article:
The event comes as available data suggests the U.S. is seeing a year-over-year decline in murders nationwide. At the same time, mass shootings appear to be accelerating.
And the numbers they do claim are very telling:
At least 31 people have been charged in 17 cases under new federal straw purchasing and trafficking criminal offenses, data from federal prosecutors through April shows.
31?!!! And strawman purchases were already illegal. Out of probably 15 to 20 million sales they charged 31 people under, what they claim, is a new law. And they think this is success?
Denials stemming from enhanced background checks for people under 21 blocked more than 130 firearm purchases between November and April, Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Department of Justice, previously told USA TODAY.
How many of those 130 blocked purchases resulted in an increase in public safety? And how many of those block purchases resulted in a decrease in public safety?
And at what cost?
It created a $750 million funding pot to incentivize states to create “red flag laws,” closed the “boyfriend loophole” by adding convicted domestic violence abusers in dating relationships to the national criminal background check system, clarified the definition of a “federally licensed firearm dealer,” made it a federal crime to traffic in firearms, stiffened penalties for “straw purchases” made on behalf of people who aren’t allowed to own guns and enhanced background checks for buyers under 21.
The law also appropriated billions in funding for schools and mental health services. That includes $150 million for a national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, $250 million for states and territories to enhance community mental health services, $500 million to increase the number of school-based mental health providers and $500 million to train school counselors, social workers and psychologists. It also set aside $250 million in funding for community-based violence prevention initiatives.
Billions were spent to prosecute 31 people and block sales to 130 people who, almost for certain, were not a threat to anyone.
And this is even with them playing their game by their rules instead of based on whether what they are doing is a violation of the Second Amendment, which it is.
They lie, they deceive, and they ignore the specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms.
I hope they enjoy their trials.