Now Obama won’t come out and say this but what he intends to do is make it very difficult for the law abiding citizen to own a gun. Liberals having been having wet dreams to disarm American as much as they dreamt about socialized healthcare.
Well, they got the healthcare. Now they want our guns!
The White House is weighing a far-reaching package of legislation that would tighten restrictions on firearm sales and ownership by requiring universal background checks for gun buyers and creating a national database to track the weapons.
Gun rights advocates say the measures would crush private sales of firearms and lead to government confiscation of legally-owned guns.
A group led by Vice President Joe Biden to study gun control is
considering the various measures and compiling a list of them to send to President Obama before the end of the month. The group convened after 20 children and six adults were killed in a gun massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month.
Current law requires federally licensed gun dealers, such as Wal-Mart, to verify that a buyer has not been convicted of a serious crime or declared mentally incompetent before selling that person a gun. Typically this is done online and takes less than a day.
But private sellers, most of whom sell firearms online or at gun shows, are not subject to the same requirements.
Federal law requires private sellers to refuse a buyer if they suspect that person might not pass a background check. But no check is required and no paperwork is filed regarding the process.
The White House is considering reaching out to Wal-Mart and other gun retailers to help build public support for the universal background check, since the retailers could benefit from a potentially negative effect on private
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