Colin Goddard of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and and I Tweeted back and forth today. The convo started when Colin reTweeted our post on the NY AG’s strong-arm tactics with Empire State gun show producers (“convincing” them to put private sales through an FBI background check). Colin was down with that. The above Tweet indicated his support for Schneiderman’s efforts to enforce the federal prohibition on felons possessing firearms without any legislative basis; both New York state and federal law do not require an FBI background check for private sales. My answer to his Tweet? How do you enforce the federal law against prohibited purchasers? “Legally.” Not by executive overreach and government intimidation.