The Progressive-Democratic Party wants to disarm us. That’s made clear by Party Presidential candidate and Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker’s (NJ) gun control plan. Senator Spartacus wants, among other requirements [emphasis added]:
- prospective gun owners must prove to the FBI that they’ve completed a gun-safety course to obtain a federal gun license
- that federal license would be required to purchase a firearm
- a federal background check on virtually all sales
- the federal license would be good for only five years
- current firearm owners would have to get this federal license, also
- limit handgun purchases limited to one per person per month
This can only be taken as an assault on the federal republican nature of our nation and a backdoor assault on our 2nd Amendment.
Background checks already are required by the feds in order to purchase a firearm. States already require licenses—which themselves carry safety courses as part of the licensing procedure—in order to carry firearms on public property (a couple of States have Constitutional Carry capabilities, instead).
No, this expansion of background checks and federalizing the licensing requirement can only be for building a Federal database of who has weapons.
Background checks to screen prospective owners and buyers for felony records can be useful—at the State level—but when the checks are used to build a database of weapons owners, which is the only purpose for requiring existing firearms owners with their proven track records, to get federally licensed, those checks become a lethal danger to individual liberty. Such databases are too easily used by governments at all levels of jurisdictions (the Federal level is only the most powerful) to seize legally owned weapons under any guise that seems convenient—whether an “emergency” or a claimed domestic violence threat.
Even the domestic violence bit might seem legitimate, but for the process for the accused to get his weapons back and government’s demonstrated intransigence in returning other seized property after the seizure has been deemed erroneous. One has only to look at the lengthy nature of the proceedings for getting weapons back. One has only to look at the outright refusal of jurisdictions to return confiscated vehicles, even cash, seized under drug or money laundering claims proven erroneous.