Stop the Senate from taking your guns
The Senate is at it again – going for your guns:
A bipartisan group of senators has struck a deal to expand gun background checks to all commercial sales — whether at gun shows, via the Internet or in any circumstance involving paid advertising, according to Senate aides familiar with the talks.
The law would not cover private transactions between individuals, unless there was advertising or an online service involved.
This is far less than what President Obama wanted, but it’s far worse than it appears at first glance:
The agreement should secure enough bipartisan support to allow the Senate to launch debate on an overarching bill that would expand background checks, make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time and bolster federal funding for school security plans. Senate Democratic leaders have said they will permit senators of both parties to introduce amendments to the measure.
“Advertising or online service involved” is a very telling phrase. This means if you place an ad on Craigslist or through an online gun broker, you are required to run a background check on any buyer. It’s this kind of “guilty until proven innocent” mentality that has Americans skeptical of any gun legislation being considered by Congress.
The cloture vote – is scheduled for tomorrow, and it appears there are enough bipartisan votes to pass the bill. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are two of the Republicans supporting the measure, as they are cosponsors of it.
It is urgent for all Tea Party Patriots to call their Senators and tell them to not pass this new gun grab. Head to this link and let them know you DON’T want them taking your guns. Call your Senators today, so they know the consequences of voting for cloture tomorrow.