[Video] New Ad Calling For Universal Background Checks (Which Would Not Have Prevented Any Recent Mass Shooting)
Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords narrates an ad released on Monday calling for universal background checks for gun buyers.
“We have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school,” Giffords says in the commercial. “But there are solutions we can agree on, even gun owners like us. Take it from me, Congress must act. Let’s get this done.”
Maybe the makers of this ad should read Where Criminals Get Their Guns – Or, Why Universal Background Checks Won’t Stop Crime.
Universal background checks are just another form taxation (in the form of paying transfer fees and in the form of taxpayer money going to enforcement) and infringements on the rights of law abiding citizens who buy their firearms legally.
A universal background check law would not have prevented any recent mass shooting.