Here’s how Coburn’s plan would work: A gun buyer would log in to a free federal web portal and enter some personal information. If the buyer passes the background check, he or she would get a multi-digit key code, good for 30 days, to print out and take to a seller. That seller would use the same portal to confirm the authenticity of the background check
Nifty tool if they keep the political Mickey Mouse out. You still get to choose if you sell your gun with or without a check (as I am not planning to do a BG Check to somebody I’ve known for a long time) and we need assurances that the record of the check is deleted after a prudent period of time.
Of course, the naysayers are already pouring ashes on themselves:
“It’s unworkable,” said Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, “and there would be no incentive for any private seller to do a background check under the legislation.”
Yeah Ladd, like mandatory BG checks for private sales have a lot of incentive. Do you remember what happened in the Senate not too long ago? But you have to understand Ladd, for him we are all just “uncaught” bloodthirsty felons. And there is more:
Another problem for gun control advocates: There would be no lasting record of the sale.
Not really a problem for us anyway. Let’s continue:
“When there’s a crime committed, a police agency can go to a manufacturer and ask, ‘Hey, where did this gun go?'” said Mark Kelly, who founded Americans for Responsible Solutions with his wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords. The manufacturer can point to a federally licensed dealer, who would have a paper record of the sale, “and then they can help them solve some crimes,” Kelly said.
Yes, we need to see those stats where it says all those great numbers of crimes that were solved the paper trail. One comes to mind: Fast & Furious and the smuggling of weapons to the Mexican cartels…no wait…Oh crap.
Unfortunately and with the Senate composition we have, I don’t think this bill will go far.