submitted through Craig Masters
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If the American Bill of Riights can be picked apart and destroyed line by line, then Freedom can not survive anywhere on Earth. Whether you care about gun ownership or not, this issue will affect your future and your children’s freedom.
Representative Steve Lebsock voted Yes on HB-1228 and HB-1229. These bills change Colorado background check law for gun purchases.
In his email explaining his vote, representative Lebsock says that in his view the background check is the choice of the gun buyer who chooses to buy a gun. Therefore, by that logic the gun buyer should pay for the background check. He writes, “If I want to purchase a firearm, I should pay for the CBI background check. Your tax dollars should not be used to pay for my background check.”
“My background check.” That logic could not possibly be any more illogical! It is the public (the government) that wants the background check – not the buyer. As a purchaser, I absolutely do not want a background check. I would much prefer that neither government agents nor the general public know I have purchased any gun at all. It was fear of oppressive and intrusive government that motivated the founding fathers to place extremely high priority on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms… Today, in addition to the fear of tyranny, it is protection for my family and property that motivates me to keep and bear arms.
It is the government that wants – indeed insists – that my background be approved by the government before I be allowed, by that same government, to make my choice purchase. Lebsock was somehow convinced that these background checks are a value to the gun buyers, and not the public. If that is your view, you have completely lost sight of what the background check is and why it is required.
If you (claiming to be acting in the public interest) want it, you pay for it! If, as suggested by Representative Lebsock, the public doesn’t want to pay for them, then don’t force the public to buy them.
While clearly misunderstanding who wants and who owns these background checks, at least Rep. Lebsock was honest enough to avoid any mention of how these proposed “gun control” laws have any value whatsoever in improving public safety. Perhaps he knows, like any well informed person does, that the history and evidence is undeniable that more gun restrictions always result in more crime – never less!
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