The Pocono Record rises to defend Mayor Charlie Baughman's membership in the Bloomberg group, arguing it is only about stopping illegal gun use:
"he nationwide coalition of mayors works with police departments and advocacy groups to fight criminals who use or traffic in guns. That is a commendable mission. But it's not commendable enough to hold legitimacy in the eyes of people who feel that even efforts that distinguish between legal and illegal guns threaten the constitutional rights of legal, law-abiding gun owners."
That's strange, since the group has issued a private 51 page report referring to "criminal activity endemic to some gun shows." calling for a special BATF unit aimed at gun shows, etc. (The report does reveal that, where persons fail the background check, "In 2005, the FBI referred 67,713 cases to the ATF, but federal prosecutors pursued only 135 of those cases.").
Hat tios to Snowflakes in Hell...
Time for NRA to file a FOIA request directed to BATFE for a copy of their original copy of the "secret" report?
Posted by: 30yearprof at October 5, 2009 12:20 PM
NICS check violations aren't all secksy and cool like illegal machine gun prosecutions.
Posted by: Letalis Maximus, Esq. at October 5, 2009 06:15 PM