Background checks only make complete sense
It’s a social and mental health epidemic. Even in the cases of violent racism, IMO, it’s a mental health issue. It’s not about Trump or Biden (each worse than the other in certain ways), republican or democrat (each worse than the other in certain ways). It is about money, about profits and about the perceptions held in place to keep the profit spigot flowing.
Every year we endure multiple mass murders at the hands of mentally ill people who should never have had access to a firearm. Check background, find no red flags, issue permit to carry. It’s so simple but the man in the picture below does not see it that way because the man in the picture below sees profits. He makes a very nice hand gun. I know this first hand, so to speak.
But enough is enough. Liberals are not coming for our guns and our freedom. Common sense needs to come for the archaic lack of regulations that the rest of the world looks at as some sort of collective insanity in this country. Children at school were murdered by a psychopath who had a gun. Period.
If you are a normal or semi-normal person who is not inherently dangerous, you can have your firearm. That is what a sensible background check would do. I live in Massachusetts and they run a check on me at license renewal every 5 years (6? Whatever). Then I am a licensed gun owner for the next half decade. It’s 15 minutes of my time every half a decade. They are not scheming to come for my gun or my rights in that regard. They are simply checking to make sure I am not a dangerous lunatic. Since I am not I have zero worry, because I also don’t wear a tin foil hat.
It’s actually the ongoing damage and terror inflicted by gun owners who shouldn’t be that is going to bring on the gun lobby’s worst fears; an overreaction by government.
From a post I made back in 2018:
This is the man who made my gun, a Beretta 9mm Semi Automatic. You can read about him and his fellow gun moguls here in this 2016 article from before Trump was elected. Indeed, the gun lobbies were in full force and exerting full power under Obama, which makes sense. Now, they are on easy street.
Anyway, ole’ Ugo Beretta is a member of the NRA’s Golden Circle of Freedom. Just look at this clown, staring you down as if he’d be ready to shoot you the moment you entered his property and tried to take his freedom away. He looks like an old a-hole with a great pitch consumed by millions of Americans.
Newsflash: He does not care about freedom. He cares about profits and perpetuating a myth about freedom and guns in America. Meanwhile, more people get mowed down in a country where it’s easier to buy a gun than to get a driver’s license.