NY Politicians Tip their Hand on Democrats Anti-Gun Agenda

One would think that in these days of instant credit checks the National Instant Check System (NICS) does what its name implies -provide real-time information. The problem with that is NICS is not instant and not that important to governors like Andrew Cuomo of New York.

Gun-rights advocates have been pointing out for years that enforcing current laws and improving NICS would leave no need for new laws.

Instead of fixing NICS, Cuomo and others insist that making it harder for law-abiding citizens to obtain a gun is more important. Their answer is longer waiting periods to obtain what should be instant.

The purpose of a waiting period, first proposed in Lyndon Johnson’s Gun Control Act of 1968, is to allow law enforcement time to run a license check on you to see if you have a record or any outstanding warrants. It has nothing to do with ensuring a firearm doesn’t end up in the hands of the wrong person.

If politicians were serious about the real gun problem, they would enforce existing laws that ensure massive penalties for those prohibited from possessing a weapon. Nancy Pelosi would not stand in the way of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from preventing illegal immigrants from buying guns. Governor Cuomo would seek to ensure felony convictions are included in the NICS database.

Because Cuomo doesn’t do this but spends his time pushing for longer waiting periods proves he isn’t serious about stopping shootings like those in Aurora, Illinois or Parkland, Florida.

The real goal is to turn the process into a form of punishment that prevents law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

One only has to go back to moves made by Sarah Brady and Rep. Jerrold Nadler to understand there is so little emphasis on fixing NICS and enacting unneeded longer waiting periods.

Sarah Brady, chair of the nation’s largest anti-gun group, the Brady Campaign, discussed her plans for the future with the New York Times on August 15, 1993. In that interview, she said that her group favored a “needs-based licensing” system, with all guns and all gun transfers registered.

As an NRA spokesman said later, “In the Brady world, an honest citizen who wanted to own a gun would have to prove to his or her local police the “need” for that gun.”

Earlier this month Democrat Representative Jerry Nadler said he intends to use his position as House Judiciary Committee Chairman to enact sweeping new gun laws. He told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, “We will pass — I would venture to predict that we will pass possibly into law this year universal background checks, maybe the Charleston loophole, and we will develop the political pressure to pass assault weapons bans and other things in the next few years.”

In that interview, Nadler dismissed the importance of what the NICS was created for – to keep mentally ill people from possessing the weapons he claims are the problem. According to Nadler, the real problem is the “number of guns available to people who shouldn’t have them” not the number of people who should have guns.

Nadler tipped the hand of all gun-control advocates when he pointed to Australia as his shining example. Remember it is Australia that banned all semi-automatic and self-loading rifles and shotguns in 1996. Australia also launched a nationwide buyback program for prohibited weapons as a measure to keep guns out of the hands of peaceful citizens.

Of concern is that Naddler has no desire to let his colleague, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), offer his own insights before that committee. If anyone could speak from personal experience it is Rep. Scalise, having been nearly fatally wounded by a crazed Republican hating gunman at a congressional baseball practice.

As Scalise told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham last week, “I saw how guns were used to save people’s lives. And it should have been able to be part of the testimony.”

Scalise then got to the heart of the goal of Naddler and others like Cuomo. He said, “ They wanted to focus on taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens, which their bill ultimately does.”

This is why the state of New York throws up a smoke screen like longer waiting periods while ignoring the problems with NICS. They, like Brady, want a “needs based” system. A system that excludes you.

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  1. As usual, Cuomo and other democrats don’t let facts get in the way of their elitist decisions. They have armed guards and walls for their own protection but would leave us defenseless! The real reason is control. Unarmed citizenry are much more easily controlled by government. When is the Supreme Court going to put an end to would be dictators trying to control us?

    1. You know those ASSHOLES should read the 2ed amement an take not of the words at the end,It sayes,SHAL NOT BE ENFRENGED ON PERIOD ! Not ENFRENGE EXCEPT FOR FOLLOWING. just like ther e inabletyto read all of the (not soure if its the 19th amement) were it states who cannot applye for citesonship in the US you know the parts that say Viseting Students,Foren ambasetors,Terrist,or aney person entering the US ELEGALEY or the children boren here whos parent is here ELEGALEY. .Just sayingwe have to take all of the CONSTUION not the parts they like,am I RIGHT OR WRONG.

  2. As soon as one of these gun grabbers has to face a situation and a person with a firearm comes to their aid, they’ll have to back pedal and rethink how they’re going to support gun bans. As expected they’ll create exemptions for themselves while us common people will live in fear of criminals and a potential police state.

    Their hypocrisy has gone to far. These are people who live sheltered and protected by gates and guards and are driven in limos or they drive around in SUV’s and unlike regular people, they’ll receive a quick response from law enforcement due to their status and occupation. Why is it that these people of greater means are allowed to live in greater security while the citizens, who pay their wages, must pay for their own security or be denied that potential? Our their lives more valued than ours? Will they show up at our homes at 3am with their body guards or executive protection team if we report a break in?
    It’s never their fault or a criminals fault for use of a firearm to commit a crime. Somehow they’ve made legal gun ownership and law abiding people into criminals and scapegoats to further their agenda to disarm the people and to weaken the country for socialism.

  3. Pack and carry…”DAILY!”

    In 1865, a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United
    In 1881, a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the
    United States – who later died from the wound.
    In 1963, a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President
    of the United States.In 1975, a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of
    the United States.In 1983, a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the
    United States.In 1984, James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a
    McDonald’s restaurant.In 1986, Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in
    an Oklahoma post office.In 1990, James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC
    office.In 1991, George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a
    Luby’s cafeteria in Killeen, TX.In 1995, James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5
    coworkers in a Texas laboratory.In 1999, Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a
    church service.In 2001, a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed
    attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.In 2003, Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.In 2007, a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people
    in Virginia Tech.In 2010, a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep.
    Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.In 2011, a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and
    shot and killed 12 people.In 2012, Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in
    Minneapolis.In 2013, a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a
    school in Newtown, CT.As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship
    yard.Even more recently a disgrutled democrat shot a U.S congressman on a baseball field and he almost died.Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in
    any of these shootings and murders.SOLUTION:It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.We don’t need gun control, we need Democrat control.

    Guns don’t kill people, Democrats do!

  4. “Needs bases system”.. WOW I need to explain my need for a firearm. Let me see how this goes> Someone killed my yesterday, so I am here today to explain why I need a firearm. Official: how do you know someone will killed you yesterday? I have a crystal ball. NOT.

  5. Want to stop them? Don’t vote them in. If NY and others keep doing so, people who are concerned with their safety should move out of those states and into states that allow you to protect yourself. It would produce two advantages: concentrate voters into 2nd amendment friendly states and let the non-gun voters self-destruct. As for the federal level, get our reps to pass laws requiring the existing laws to be enforced and funding the NICS system properly. Lastly join and contribute to the NRA as they are evidently the only ones willing to challenge the 2nd amendment haters.

  6. as one of the commenters said…..” if its so bad…people should leave NY”…..well, 2017-2018 1,000,000,people left NY state…Its so expensive and insanely left wing to live here any sane conservative person wanst to leave…Unfortunately it takes money to relocate and we are making 11.20 per hour min wage…u can’t afford much on that min wage income…so yes, people who can are leaving NY to the COmmies……I remember when the NY times used to be the liberal paper and the NY Daily News was the Conservative paper….Today both are left wing rags and its getting worse and worse to live here. NY has a gun policy where you must prove you tried to retreat and did as much as possible before you defend your self with a gun…if you can’t prove you tried to retreat your but is gonna pay………… either to jail or civily… civil suits…..CAlifornia and NY are lost to the leftists….we poor conservatives are trying to ek out a living here but its tough man really tough…..

  7. the dummies dont they know why the 2edAMEN was put in for It’s there for the people to defind the CONSTUION from radical in the goverment like we have know , this is just the start of them laying down the framwork of there plans,once they have our guns they gain controle then its CATTY BARD THE DOOR!!For our VOTTING system will be takenout of our hands,theyal say ther just realining it to make it a much more honest an equal to all the NATION like 1person 1votis better( Realley it easer to stack tickets that way) Just take a close look follow whats happening an follow the years back to whenwhen CARTER was presadent an scroued NIXON on credit for getting our people freed from IRAN wen they overthrou the SHAW. Go ahead check on it an follow it from then to now you’l see.

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