The Campaign to Stop
People Thinking Rationally About Guns Gun Violence posted the above graphic on their Facebook page. They captioned the screen grab as follows: “The gun used by the Boston Bombers was–you guessed it–trafficked through multiple private transfers. A universal background check in Maine very well could have stopped this gun from making its way to Portland, Maine and then the Tsarnaev Brothers. The brothers also honed their shooting skills at Manchester Firing Line Range, LLC.” When I posted this on TTAG’s Facebook page, our followers issued an enormous SMH. Here’s a small sampling of some of the best comments from the 253 (and counting) offered . . .
Gustav Sandborg Should we blame the company that made the pressure cooker that was used as a bomb by these sick individuals, we always see and hear the blame on the NRA or even the gun industry for the evil acts of PEOPLE, people with twisted minds came up with this atrocious event, I’ve never seen ONE ad, one saying, one single shred of evidence that the NRA or any pro 2nd amendment organization call for open murder of citizens. Just like I never seen Martha Stewart advocate for making homemade bombs to kill either. This only shows that sick people who want to commit disgusting acts of violence can use any store bought items to carry out their evil deeds.
Kevin Goodwin “Passed it to a Portland gang leader”… Yeah, I’m sure the Bloods, Crips, whomever, register all their firearms.
Conor Wallace Yeah I’m with everyone else here: how does a universal background check law prevent an unscrupulous individual from selling to anyone they want to? By their logic, there would be no murders, rapes, and drug deals if we only had laws against those things.
Jim Browne It MAY have stopped the use of THAT gun, but they’d find another….and don’t forget they were BOMBERS. Quit going off script and forgetting the point…they were fanatical terrorists! Quit throwing law abiding citizens in the same group as criminals….THEY ARE NOT THE SAME.
Justin H Teague So let me get this straight, they’re saying it should be illegal to do something that’s already illegal? And because that they want to infringe on my rights to create new restrictions for criminals to ignore?
John Steele Are the people who propose this crap REALLY that STUPID? The answer of course is no, they are not that stupid, they know it won’t make any difference but it will lay the groundwork for their next proposal, national registration. Which they also know won’t work whicvh leads the, to their next step, confiscation. Which they ARE stupid enough to think will work.
Steve Ackerman The concept of a database to hold information related to law-abiding citizens is completely asinine. Throughout history, criminal governments have abused the lists to oppress and murder its citizenry. Why not a database of criminals that should not own a gun? Use a little common sense. There is your background check! Any other option has nothing to do with the fake reasoning and everything to do with governmental control!
James Corbally They’re calling a P95 “compact”?