We Call It Registration Because It Is

With the Obama administration’s push for universal background checks, Second Amendment advocates have been screaming “gun registration” at the top of their lungs.  To counter, gun control advocates are using this is as “proof” that gun rights advocates are nuts.  After all, they argue, no one is wanting to register guns.  They just want to make sure people buying guns are legally able to do so.  Too bad they don’t understand that what they’re asking really is gun registration.

The idea of universal background checks is gaining some traction in Congress because it’s hard to argue against, on the surface.  After all, who doesn’t want to keep guns out of the hands of the next Adam Lanza or Jared Loughner?  However, the gun community is concerned because they all understand the full process of purchasing a firearm under current law. [Read more...]

President Obama’s 23 Executive Actions Regarding Guns

The recent debate regarding gun control after the Newtown shootings stirred up many emotions on both sides.  Today, President Obama signed 23 executive actions and indicated that he wants Congress to pass laws to accomplish the following:

  • require universal background checks (background checks on anyone who would buy a gun,  whether in stores or at auctions and conventions)
  • restore a ban on “military-style assault weapons”
  • ban gun magazines with capacities of more than 10 rounds
  • tougher penalties on people who sell guns to people who aren’t allowed to have guns
The 23 executive actions: [Read more...]