On Friday, Congressman Peter King of New York spoke at The Nation Leadership Summit in New Hampshire. During his speech, he came out in favor of more gun control while being sure to simultaneously bash some of his fellow Republicans. In the video above, the distinguised Rep. King responds to questions about his stance on two gun control bills he’s introduced…and admits to having zero expectation that they’ll go anywhere in this congress . . .
The first bill would prevent anyone on the federal terror watch-list from legally purchasing firearms. Who could be against keeping guns away from terrorists, right? But the government can add anyone to the watch list at any time for any reason. It’s an opaque process which is ripe for abuse. maybe the congressman has forgotten that the definition of a “terrorist” can depend very much on the eye of the beholder.
He makes the necessary soothing sounds about a process for those listed in error to dispute the designation, but does anyone really think that will be either 1) easy, 2) efficient, or 3) inexpensive?
Next on King’s hit parade is the fact that he believes the non-existent “gun show loophole” should also be closed. Just as with most gun control activists, what are the chances that Mr. King has ever been to a gun show?
As for King’s desire to have mental health professionals input data into the NICS system, how many individuals will avoid needed care to avoid losing their right to own firearms? King’s never seen a gun control proposal the didn’t like, which places him in the same line with gun grabbing groups and virtually every Democrat in the House and Senate. Which makes you wonder why he even bothers to place the R behind his name.
H/T The Examiner