Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Gov of Inanity thinks Criminals are Stupid - Applies Colorado Background Check Band-Aid to make it All Better

March 20, 2013

Today Colorado Governor Hickenlooper said with just the right tone of inanity, It turns out that many criminals are stupid, as he signed the legislation requiring universal background checks for all gun sales, purchases and transfers into law. This is one of three absurd gun control measures signed into law today. (More on the specifics of the laws as I get them read.) It does not take a rocket scientist (which good ol Hick - ain't) to figure out the law derived from HB 1229 basically only applies to law-abiding citizens who now have to file a background check and pay a fee (law derived from HB 1228) to legally sell or transfer a firearm. The other law HB 1224 makes it illegal to transfer a firearm if it was designed with a convertible magazine virtually banning all semi-automatic weapon transfers. Effective July 1 it is possible law-abiding citizens will unwittingly become immediate criminals simply by trying to sell a gun or merely transfer ownership of it. Break the law even by error and what happens? Can anyone say gun confiscation? Stay tuned...

Colorado Background Check Band-aid

I challenge the governor's inane criminals are stupid comment by saying that it is not much of a stretch for a even a stupid criminal to outsmart lawmakers. Criminals have been circumventing the law since anyone ever conceived of legislating right and wrong. Lawmakers in this instance have stupidly crafted laws that demonize gun owners and create more red tape not to mention antithetical issues between oath and duty for law enforcement.

I find it just a tad bit egotistical of the Governor to think he is outsmarting anyone with a law that is clearly and specifically designed to do little more than generate revenue from law-abiding citizens and does absolutely nothing to deter the criminal element. Granted, criminals do stupid things (actually, I would love to see the data on how many criminals are caught trying to pass a background check) but some of the most heinous criminals in recent history "passed" their background checks. Case in point #1: Jared Lee Loughner had a history of drug possession charges and had been suspended by his college for disruptive behavior but he passed the FBI background check and went on to shoot 19 people in Tucson, AZ in 2011, killing 6. Case in point #2: James Holmes (no known criminal record but was described as weird) passed multiple background checks (because he spread his arms purchases over several stores) before walking into a theater in Aurora Colorado killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.

Somebody please explain how universal background checks/fees counter evil intent because my powers of deduction just cannot travel that trail of logic. Seriously - how did we get there? If you ask me - stupidity - is not exclusive to criminals. Just sayin'...

Respectfully yours in unfailing allegiance to the USA,
Dissident Daughter
Because: Silence is the most insideous form of consent

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