The Purpose of Gun Laws – To Create Criminals?
Let’s face it, it’s a whole lot easier to arrest and convict law abiding citizens than to catch and convict criminals.
By de Andréa
October 21, 2013
It might seem like idiocy on steroids, but that’s kind’a how our Federal Government operates these days.
Remember when you were 17 and you asked a 21 year old to buy beer for you? Not legal and not a good Idea, but what if a 35 year old asks you a 40 year old to pick up a six-pack on the way home. Seems legal, and okay. Well… read on my friend.
Ever thought about giving a family member that hunting rifle they’ve been looking at, or that Glock 19 for Christmas they’ve been talking about getting? Well my friend, prepare for prison if you buy it for them. A well established, and yet often ignored, law that was originally and ignorantly designed to stop criminals from getting their hands on guns through a third party is actually making more criminals than it catches. But then any idiot knows that laws don’t stop crime but what they instead do’, is actually create criminals.
Anyone here remember the “Fast and Furious” scandal? You know, where Obama the ATF and Department of Justice decided to help straw purchasers walk guns into Mexico for the drug cartels to use? Thousands of guns were given over to criminals, purposely with the Fed’s knowledge and consent, to murdering cartels that take hostages, kill civilians, and proliferate drug related violence in the US and Mexico. Who are the criminals again?
Apparently, as evidenced by the agency’s disinterest in conducting investigations into that illegal operation, such government run straw purchases – that benefit drug cartels – are not considered by the government to be a terrible threat to public safety and are perfectly legal.
But letting family members purchase each other guns? Whoa. . . We can’t permit such dastardly, and potentially lethal, activity to go unchecked. . .
Last week the Supreme Court heard the case of a Virginia man who legally’ purchased a gun – then resold it to another legally’ eligible individual. According to the Washington Times, “Both men were legally entitled to own a gun. Both passed the required background checks. As an ex-cop, Mr. Abramski bought a Glock 19 and obtained a law-enforcement discount. He consulted three federally licensed dealers to make sure he did everything by the book when he transferred the gun to his uncle in Pennsylvania.” Thank heaven the ATF caught that retired police officer who had the audacity to buy a gun for his law-abiding uncle. I know ‘I’ll’ sleep better tonight, how about you?
The intent behind prosecuting straw purchases (unless the government does it in conjunction with Mexican drug lords and ATF informants) is supposed to be to keep lawful citizens from purchasing a gun for people who are disallowed from owning a firearm. The High Court is expected to make a decision in regards to whether or not this federal law should apply to situations where the straw purchaser (in this case Mr. Abramski) purchased a firearm for a person who is legally allowed to own a firearm.
The stunning part of the Abramski saga, is that he only became the focus of an ATF investigation because he is a law abiding citizen but because of an illegal unconstitutional law he was arrested as a criminal. He just as easily could have driven to Pennsylvania, given the gun to his uncle in exchange for cash or as a gift with no paperwork or background check, and no-one other than the two family members would have had any knowledge of the deal. He would then be a criminal but he wouldn’t have been arrested. Are you beginning to get the picture?
The case should serve as a prime example of government’s inability to regulate away criminal behavior. The recent batch of gun control laws passed in states like Colorado and New York, for example, routinely create criminals out of ordinary law abiding citizens while not preventing any significant deliberate criminal activity at all.
With a stroke of his Mayors-Against-Illegal-Guns fountain pen, Governor Hickenlooper (D-CO) signed a law that turned many of his state’s citizens into potential criminals. But has not, does not and will not stop violent gun crime.
For example, as the great state of New-New-York struggled with recent floods, thousands of Coloradoans found they were running afoul of the state’s newest gun control laws. As homes were left abandoned, and entire communities were cut off from aid, the newest batch of state laws made it illegal for gun owners to have friends or family members “babysit” their legally obtained firearms. Local District Attorneys decided not to pursue any charges. Well at least someone in Colorado is actually thinking!
But not all examples of unintentional (or maybe intentional) criminalization of gun owners have such happy endings. The state of New Jersey convicted an otherwise law-abiding citizen for “illegally possessing” firearms within the city – even though they were legally purchased and legally transported – but he dared to stop at his mother’s house for a cup of coffee. You got to read it…
A concealed carry permit holder, and former Marine, was arrested in New York City after he saw a sign that read “no guns allowed” at the Empire State building, and tried to turn his firearm over to the building’s security desk. That turned out to be a bad arrest because the Empire State Building can’t make law.
So while criminals obtain weapons from drug dealers, gun runners, and black market sources (not to mention the DOJ and the ATF), the Feds are busy tracking down those nefarious family “straw purchases,” and prosecuting honest people who violate an increasingly complicated web of regulations and restrictions that are in themselves illegal. After all doesn’t the Supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution of these United States say that the right TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMES SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED???
Nothing about Mr. Abramski’s actions indicate he was focused on subverting the law, engaged in nefarious business, or out to conduct illegal activities. He merely is a casualty of a brainless bunch of overzealous government SS Gestapo Agents stupidly trying to regulate away criminality. . . Which has never worked doesn’t work and will never work. By their own admission, criminals are not prone to following laws, regulations or even kind suggestions. Maybe that’s what makes them criminals... Da I’ doe no!
Had the retired police officer decided to subvert the law, avoid the background checks, and operate outside the intent of the law, he might still be walking around today without being the center of a Federal Case. Instead, his honest intentions landed him directly in the cross hairs of the ATF.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Have you ever borrowed a fishing pole to do a certain kind of fishing that you were not equipped for? What about Bear hunting or Russian Boar hunting…have you ever borrowed a more appropriate gun for a special hunt? You now might be arrested for possession of a gun that doesn’t belong to you and if you are the one who loaned the gun… well that might get you 10 to 15.
Because, let’s face it, it’s a whole lot easier to harass arrest and convict law abiding citizens than to chase down criminals anyway.
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Thanks for listening – de Andréa
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