“Legislation pending in the Maryland General Assembly would define a loan of a gun as a transfer,” baltimoresun.com reports. A gaggle of Democratic lawmakers believe the ability to loan a gun to someone without a government permission slip “makes it easier for the bad guys and criminals to get around the background check laws.” Be that as it isn’t . . .
I’m terrible when it comes to lending guns to friends. I’ll do it at the drop of a hat. Why not? If the recipient does something unfortunate with the firearm — a negligent discharge, suicide or a crime — it’s not my fault, right?
Of course, I don’t lend a person a gun if I think any of things are likely to occur. But who knows, really?
What I do know is that I have some cool guns and I like to share cool things with my friends. And so I do. Do you?
Or do you refuse to run the risk of a bad, bad thing?
Do you share the Democratic legislators’ belief that an unexamined firearms “transfer” is such a danger to society that gun owners should be prohibited from loaning a gun without a criminal background check on the person benefitting from their ballistic largesse?