Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

GUNS: Tell whole story on background checks

Letter by Steven Chose, Orting on April 19, 2013 at 9:12 am | No Comments »
April 19, 2013 11:38 am

Re: “Senators ignore American public on background checks” (editorial, 4-19).

I understand that this is an editorial piece by The New Tribune editorial board, but you give no reason why the senators would reject this legislation other than insinuating, with the associated cartoon, that the NRA bought them out.

Why don’t you report that the records required during the sale of the firearm can be used to create a gun registry? While the bill currently makes this illegal, these records (form 4473) are required to be kept for 20 years by the seller. Another bill could simply remove the restriction, allowing the ATF to collect the paperwork and create a centralized firearm registry.

Once guns are registered, the next phase is confiscation. If you need evidence of this, simply look at California’s Senate Bill 140, which is just the beginning of the slippery slope.

*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.