Gun rights advocates constantly warm about the “slippery slope” from “common sense gun safety laws” to a total gun ban. And rightly so. While anti-gun rights agitators insist that they respect the Second Amendment – even as they violate the Constitution’s prohibition against any and all government infringement on the right to keep and bear arms – they work ceaselessly to undermine it. Simply put, they will not rest until they have degraded Americans’ firearms freedom into oblivion. Proving the point, Ceasefire Oregon has laid out its plans to continue their anti-gun campaign, now that they’ve created a background check for all Beaver State gun sales and transfers. Here’s their master plan . . .
Recommendations for requiring higher standards for gun ownership include
(1) national universal background checks for all firearm sales
(2) prohibition of gun ownership for 10 years if a person has multiple offenses involving misdemeanor violence, alcohol or drug abuse, domestic violence, a domestic violence restraining order or serious juvenile offense.
(3) secure weapons storage
(4) standardized training for concealed handgun license applicants that includes marksmanship proficiency, active shooter training, and conflict resolution.
Ceasefire Oregon supports Dr. Webster’s recommendations to reduce gun violence by enhancing accountability of federally licensed firearms dealers (FFLs). The pipeline of crime guns can be stopped by
(1) requiring security cameras, computerized sales inventory, and other anti-theft measures as are required by other purveyors of dangerous substances such as pharmacies
(2) limiting gun purchases to one gun per month to reduce trafficking and straw purchases
(3) repealing the Gekas amendment of the 1994 Brady Bill that allows FFLs to sell a gun without a background check if the check is not complete in three business days
(4) imposing a waiting period of two weeks between time of sale and possession to deter suicide and impulse shootings.9
Affordable and effective technology exists today that would improve safety standards for guns and gun ownership. This includes
(1) a microstamped code on each bullet that links it to a specific gun
(2) magazine disconnect mechanisms (MDM) that prevent a gun from loading a bullet in the chamber. loaded chamber indicator (LCI or CLI) to show that bullets are still in the gun
(4) “smart guns” with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or biometric recognition (fingerprint) capability . . .
To reduce the high number of people killed in mass shootings, the sale and possession of military-style rifles and high-capacity magazines should be banned.
Finally, Ceasefire Oregon and the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation call on President Obama to appoint a National Director of Gun Violence Prevention Policy. Over 30,000 Americans die every year from gunfire. Appointing a National Director to focus solely on gun violence prevention would give the necessary attention needed to reduce these largely preventable deaths.
Setting aside the inanity (e.g., microstamped bullets), it’s quite the wish list, eh? “Higher standards” for lowered gun rights! The fight to defend and extend Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected gun rights will never end, as long as its enemies strive to destroy it. Period. [h/t TVM]