Monday, April 15, 2013

Manchin, Toomey Snookered by Gun Control Lawyers

The “Pro-Gun” Provisions of Manchin-Toomey are Actually a Bonanza of Gun Control
The Toomey-Manchin Amendment which may be offered as soon as Tuesday to Senator Reid’s gun control bill are billed as a “compromise” which contain a variety of provisions for gun control, and other provisions to enhance gun rights. Some of the latter, however, are not what they seem. They are badly miswritten, and are in fact major advancements for gun control. In particular:
1. The provision which claims to outlaw national gun registration in fact authorizes a national gun registry.

2. The provision which is supposed to strengthen existing federal law protecting the interstate transportation of personal firearms in fact cripples that protection...

As they say, read the whole thing for a very lawyerly view of how the gun control "compromise" being worked out in the Senate is likely a Trojan Horse.

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