On the surface, universal background checks sound logical, but once you dig deeper and look into the motivations, they become a lot more suspicious.
As usual with the anti-gun crowd on the left, a surface issue is being used to cover up a more sinister agenda underneath. Lately, the drive for UBCs has picked up, and that’s why this warning is so important.
Busy Bees on the Hill Are Pushing Hard for UBCs
Anti-gun Democrats in the US Senate are working hard to sneak through an expanded UBC mandate without anyone noticing. However, pro-Second Amendment folks have now been alerted.
The official reason for a UBC is to check that nobody who gets a gun has a violent history or criminal record that makes gun ownership a non-starter. Yet, in order for a UBC to go through, it has to be cross-checked with any existing registries.
The Democrats in the Senate led by Chris Murphy, however, wanted to get through a UBC policy once other senators already started leaving. The day’s business was winding down and that’s when Murphy came on the floor.
He suggested using “Unanimous Consent” to pass a “Bipartisan” UBC bill. The basic idea was to get this bill pushed through when most conservatives were already off the floor.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) notes universal background checks are supported by “80-90%” of people.
He adds that the GOP cares “more about the health of the gun industry, and their profits, than they do about the health of our kids.” pic.twitter.com/2Iuyc3WNCU
— The Recount (@therecount) December 2, 2021
Leftists Cheer as Murphy Lies
Murphy said the new bill is supported by almost everyone and will keep people safe. As Senator Chuck Grassley pointed out, it will actually just turn law-abiding Americans into “criminals” for owning a gun. How that keeps people safe is anyone’s guess.
The UBC bill already cleared the House, which means Biden could make this law as soon as possible if Murphy had succeeded. Thankfully, his efforts fell short, since the Senate had enough people left to make sure Grassley struck this bill down.
Still, this shows how careful conservatives need to be if they want to stop tricks like this that cut into our 2A rights.
When anti-gunners use the term "universal background checks" it's code for "register every gun owner in a federal database"
Don't be fooled and OPPOSE all efforts to pass H.R. 8, Universal Gun Registration.
— National Association for Gun Rights (@NatlGunRights) December 2, 2021
The Bottom Line
Universal background checks would make sense if they were just about keeping us safe. Yet, what they’re really about is linking everyone up to a gun registry and starting to find endless reasons to deny gun ownership to law-abiding Americans.
That’s why we keep being asked to play this game in which Democrats pretend conservatives don’t care about gun violence and conservatives point out this won’t do anything to stop gun violence.
It seems like repetition is the only way to get the message through, so here goes: the way to stop gun violence is to stop people who commit violence with guns.
Stopping ordinary people from owning guns and putting up obstacles for them to exercise their 2A rights will do zero to stop gun violence. If the left doesn’t know this, then they’re not paying attention or they’re maliciously ignoring the truth for the sake of a political agenda.