Registry rankles gun owners; Bloomberg tries to “buy America”
In another of his seemingly endless conspiracies with the far left, Sen. John McCain has again emerged as a key player in advancing the passage of gun control legislation intended to expand background checks on all private sales of firearms.
The Senate is expected to vote on a comprehensive (there’s that McWord again) gun control bill when lawmakers return from Easter recess in April. Republicans involved in the negotiations objected to measures they felt could lead to the creation of a federal database of gun owners and language which could impede the transfer of weapons between family members or friends.
The latest impetus for the imposition of gun restrictions was the horrific mass murder of young school children in Newtown, Connecticut. Yet those guns were legally purchased with a background check. The bill being considered would have had no impact on the perpetrator. The state in which the tragedy took place has among the most stringent gun control laws in the nation. Ironically, the pro-gun-control Brady Campaign scorecard proclaims, “Connecticut has strong gun laws that help combat the illegal gun market, prevent the sale of most guns without background checks and reduce risks to children.”
Included in the bill is a measure introduced by Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer to implement universal background checks on all private firearm sales. Semi-automatic firearms, politically reconfigured by use of the incendiary term “assault weapons,” have currently been dropped from the Senate‘s bill.
Meanwhile Liberal New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, co-chairman of “Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” pompously opined Sunday that it’s his responsibility to provide advocates for stricter gun control with a national voice that counteracts the NRA’s powerful influence. Reputed as having over $27 billion in personal wealth, Bloomberg is personally funding a massive $12 million advertising campaign aimed at ginning up support for tighter gun restrictions in the states of 13 key senators, facing a vote on several gun control measures. McCain’s sycophantic junior senate cohort Jeff Flake is among those targeted. Apparently he hasn’t gotten his marching orders from McMaverick.
Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” the NRA‘s Wayne LaPierre countered Bloomberg‘s efforts, “He can’t spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the American public. He can’t buy America.”
The video can also be seen here.
H/T Commenter Doc