The federal background check system for firearms purchases is an unconstitutional infringement of Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. The only NICS “fix” I support: nix NICS.
Not to put too fine a point on it, NICS is a form of gun control. But let me be perfectly clear . . .
I know that many gun rights advocates approve of federal background checks for new gun purchases from an FFL. How these gun owners — indeed the NRA — can support “fixing NICS” and say it shouldn’t extend to private sales is beyond me.
But what’s not beyond me: the certainty that Daniel Defense makes magnificent rifles. And that Marty Daniel is, as Sean Hannity would say, a great American. I reckon Mr. Daniel’s defense of NICS (below) reflects his desire to head them (the antis) off at the pass.
Well . . . good luck with that.
I need your help. I believe the Fix NICS Act (S. 2135), sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), is presently the only common sense approach to keeping firearms out of the hands of the wrong people.
This bipartisan bill, which aims to keep firearms from being sold to criminals and other dangerous people, was introduced by U.S. SenatorJohn Cornyn of Texas. All provisions of this bill have already been voted on and passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. While the bill has enough votes to pass the Senate, we must put pressure on our representatives until the President puts pen to paper.
Our Senators, by passing the Fix NICS Act, can take logical steps TODAY to improve background checks through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). By doing so, states would not only be required to, but would be held accountable for not complying with new reporting procedures which would ensure background checks are complete and reliable. The Fix NICS Act would:
– Mandate federal agencies to report criminal convictions to the Attorney General
– Require reporting of select mental health records that prohibit the purchase of firearms (Fix NICS only seeks to require mental health records that fit current federal categories)
– Hold states and federal agencies accountable for failing to upload records
Here’s how you can help.
1.) Send an Email to Your Representatives at: http://bit.ly/2FFsmg0
2.) Share this Post & Tag Your Representatives in the Comments
Together, we can get this thing passed.
– Marty Daniel