At the NRA Annual Meeting, the folks at Guns.com met up with Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, he had the following to say about universal background checks:
1. Having to ask permission to sell my private property is a violation of my rights. It’s that simple. They only way to write a background check bill that protects our rights is to not write it.
2. If we concede and allow a background check bill to pass into law, that just means that the anti-gun crowd has more money, time, and motivation to push for the next thing on their list. We have to remember that their goal isn’t background checks, even if they say that it is. The goal of the anti-gun crowd is complete civilian disarmament. If you don’t believe me, head over to any of their Facebook pages, and count how many times you see “repeal the second amendment!” in the comments of their posts.
Sorry Mr. Gottlieb, you’ve done a lot of good work with SAF, but you were wrong on Manchin-Toomey, and you are wrong on background checks.
“If we don’t lead the train, we’ll get run over by the train”
I say we fight to stop the train.
Not one inch.