Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Devil is in the Details.

Who lotta stuff today about Toomey-Manchin's little pow wow.

Complete with Schumer playing ref.  Apparently he's the one that killed the National Reciprocity part of the bill

No language of the bill itself but there's a press release.  That's close enough right?

"- Closes the gun show and other loopholes while exempting temporary transfers and transfers between family members."

There's your private sale ban.

With these exemptions

"- Authorizes use of a state concealed carry permit instead of a background check when purchasing a firearm from a dealer.
- Family transfers and some private sales (friends, neighbors, other individuals) are exempt from background checks"

How the hell will friend be legally defined?  The actual language of the bill is critical on how bad of a hosing this is.  Conceivably it could be a ban on private sales at gun shows (how's that defined?) and on "teh internet" (Again define an internet sale). Conceivably it could be the full private sale and casual transfer ban.

There are some more positive parts.  If they actually get implemented.  Like a CCW permit can exempt you from a background check (though they'll still record it). Or a ban on a registry that supposedly has "teeth".

But without the actual language who knows.  The NRA doesn't like it.

There's also what amendments Senate Republicans put on it.  There's poison pills going both ways.

Update: here's some more of those devilish details.  Bloomberg extortion working,  Schumer hiding his involvement, and doctors having the power to yank someone on NICS.

My view.  It's a bad bill.   It's *probably* less bad than what Schumer came up with by himself, but without actually seeing the text I have no idea.

Still it can't hurt to lodge your complaints to your rep and Senators.  Why not.

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