All gun control is oversold and misleading.
About two years ago when proponents pushed Initiative 594, we were told that “… many guns are sold or transferred without a criminal and public safety background check, allowing criminals and dangerously mentally ill individuals to gain access to guns.” If you pass I-594, this would come to an end.
Nonsense. Their argument was a strategic bit of misdirection and now we have more proof.
Two years after passing I-594, we just saw what is believed to be the first case filed resulting from this voter initiative.
First off, if only one case has been filed, it seems like I-594 proponents vastly oversold the number of times these guns were being sold to bad guys. Am I to believe only one bad guy aimed to purchase a gun without a background check in the last two years? If that’s the case, passing this law was hardly as urgent as proponents made it sound. But did the law suddenly stop the transfer of guns to bad guys? Probably not.
Which takes me to point two: I-594 doesn’t prevent bad guys from getting guns. It doesn’t force someone to conduct a background check. Indeed, Mercado allegedly transferred someone a gun without a background check. How’d he do that under I-594? This was supposed to be outlawed!
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