Thursday, July 25, 2013

What A Great Idea For A Book!

You could call it "Consequences That Were Not Intended"!

Organizers cancel Boulder gun buyback at request of sheriff
Organizers have canceled a gun buyback at the request of Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, who said Colorado's new gun laws would make the Aug. 4 event nearly impossible to stage.

"The bottom line is what we anticipated doing would still be legal -- but procedurally we can't follow through with it at this time," Pelle said Tuesday.
You see, in the great rush to DO SOMETHING in the wake of the Newtown shooting, the dimwits that think everything can be solved with a law ... passed a law. In addition to banning basically every magazine ever made, they also required that every gun purchase have to go through a licensed FFL. You know, ending that awful GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE. The loophole that neither the Aurora, CO shooter nor the Newtown CT used nor would have been stopped by closing.

Now, see, here's the thing. They most certainly *could* hold the buyback. They'd just have to get an FFL to host the event and pay for each transfer - which could run anywhere from $25 to $50 per firearm. Since they were doing this to make a political statement they have no interest in paying the FFL for the transfer, so they canceled the event. Mighty strong convictions you folks have. It's interesting to note that the same "sensible gun laws" that they supported and pushed so hard turned out to be not so sensible, eh?

It's the irony, though, that the brand new gun law stopped, of all things, a gun buyback from going forward as its first victory. It makes sense, when you think about it. All this law is going to do is make life harder for the law abiding. It's sure not going to stop the insane or criminally minded. But you want to sell a gun privately? Oh, it's going to cost you! You want to hand a gun down to your kid? Better line up at the gun dealer with cash in hand.

Or, you know, make a political statement about buying guns "back" - better get ready to fork over the greenbacks...

That is all.


Stretch said...

Along with reality Liberals have no understanding of Cause And Affect.
I believe the root cause (Liberals LOVE the phrase "root cause") of both problems is the Liberal's inability for rational thought.
The more Liberalism I see the sounder the saying "Liberalism is a mental illness."

Anonymous said...

I am a liberal by the dictionary definition, BUT...I do not agree with laws of this nature because they are too intrusive. I am also not that generous ;)

The way I see this is the instant checks could be done at the Sheriff's Compound, I am thinking that the system is portable. The problem is the Sheriff could not find anyone willing to, you know, donate his time and waive the FFL/Background Check fees. If the laws aren't that impossible in Colorado which have created a hostile environment for a business owner (selling guns, ammo and sporting goods, etc.) why would any of them help you?

The simple fact is that is what probably transpired and one sane person pointed this out to the Sheriff, so he lied. Will the media report this one...YEAH, and wild monkeys will fly out of my butt!

Wally said...

Well for a ffl to take in a firearm, the provider needs to show ID. Without that, the ffl would be in violation of federal laws and in violation of his license.