Here is the bipartisan statement of purpose of the background check bill, direct from the US Senate website:
To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.
In other words, let’s work harder to prevent criminals from buying guns.
Men with a history of domestic violence.
The criminally insane.
According to 45 US Senators (discounting Harry Reid who voted no for procedural reasons) these people’s rights to own guns trump my family’s right to be safe from them.
You know most of the excuses. Here’s another. And oh, it’s rich: Continue reading