“As the president said, we should focus on sound,
effective steps that will keep guns out of the hands
of the criminals, fugitives, people with serious
mental illness, and others who have no business
possessing a gun and who are prohibited by laws
on the books from owning a gun,” Justice Department
spokesman Matthew Miller said. “We will be meeting
with stakeholders on all sides of the issue to discuss
how we can find sensible, intelligent ways to make
the country safer.”..........
"a simple background check for every purchase includes
next to zero burden for law-abiding citizens and can
save countless live,” said Mark Glaze, the executive
director of the coalition of
Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG)." ............
"The principal debate, then, will likely center around the
application of background-check standards to private dealers."
Get that? "Private dealers," as in individuals, as in YOU AND ME.
They are grabbing at the "gun show loophole" again, which is to
say you or I couldn't give an heirloom to our kids or grandkids
without the government's permission IN ADVANCE. It is a grab
to control THE ENTIRE PRIVATE SALE OF FIREARMS. Not
even King George III was so grasping!