Cheryl Dorsey is a former LAPD police officer turned Left-wing anti-cop activist. She wrote a book, has a podcast, goes on speaking tours, and is often cited by the media as an expert in police and crime related topics.
This video was posted on the official YouTube account of Sgt Cheryl Dorsey. Which means that she is proud of her performance here.
Not one thing that came out of her mouth was factually accurate. Starting with “the national instant criminal background check, N I C S.” I mean, she couldn’t logic her way through the initialism NICS.
It went downhill from there.
It doesn’t matter if it’s at a gun show or a brick-and-mortar store, the 4473 process is the same for an FFL. The Federal government allows a limited amount of personal sales for non-dealers, but California is a universal background check state to that is moot there.
Straw buying is illegal, that’s not a feature of a gun show. There are no aftermarket parts you can buy to make a gun untraceable. The receiver is the serialized part of the gun and all the parts swaps can’t replace that and obliterating a serial number is a Federal offense.
Her idea of a background check is what happens in England and Australia, where the police get to interview your neighbors and relatives and decided if you are an upstanding enough citizen to be allowed to own a gun.
Now imagine an ignoramus like Sgt Dorsey being the officer doing the interview and making the decision. This is why that is a terrible idea.
Then she says that the real problem isn’t who gets a gun, but the kinds of guns people can get. This is, of course, the opposite of the problem.
“It’s high powered weapons, weapons that go through walls and in some instances armory [sic] that officers wear.” Armor, not armory. Armor is protection, armory is where guns are stored.
This woman doesn’t have full command of the English language.
“Double barrel magazine extended clips.” I have no idea, that is just nonsense.
She doesn’t want to criminalize mental illness and lock up crazy people. That’s California for you. Just recently a crazy homeless man attacked a woman outside her apartment. He was arrested and the judge let him walk because she didn’t believe in jailing the crazy either.
Everything this woman said is factually wrong and the opposite of what will work to reduce gun violence.
But she is propped up as an expert because she’s a former LAPD cop, so clearly she knows more than you.
The ignorance of the experts is astounding.