Thursday, September 19, 2019

Trial Balloon

The Whitehouse has released a trial balloon on a possible gun control scheme to placate the gun banners which will totally make them vote for Trump next November.

It's a gimped Universal Background check bill.

And folks don't like it.  I am one of those folks.  Unless hidden in it is some provision that removes all references to serial numbers in the background check.  It might also be a good way to expand the number of quasi FFLs as an unintended consequence.

The President didn't send it out and quickly announced through surrogate that he himself might not be on board with it.  So even he doesn't like it.  And at least needs cover from it. 

Ted Cruz notes it does nothing to go after bad guys and instead only goes after good guys. 

The only good thing I can say about it is this bill now might be better than a worse bill later and fend off that worse bill further into the future. 

But it still feel like I am losing another slice of the compromise cake

This bill PLUS nationwide CCW.   That'd be better.  Not best.  Best is just nationwide CCW and loosen suppressor regs.  

1 comment:

Mike V said...

Yeah, that won’t fly. The phone app idea sounds promising as long as firearms info is not part of it. We would be losing another piece of our cake.