Opposition to gun law critcized
Gun control or gun rights? Every person who has an opinion on the subject should read the Machin-Toomey amendment and make up his or her own mind.
I read the 49-page draft amendment that was defeated in the U.S. Senate Wednesday and don’t understand the opposition against it.
On the right, the federal government would be restricted from compiling a list of firearm owners or any federal gun registry.
It would allow any person to transport a firearm or ammunition they legally own through any of the 50 states without fear of local gun-control laws.
Non-advertised in state person-to-person sales do not require background checks, nor do transfers between family members.
On the left, it would close the gun-show loophole and require the 47 states that rarely or never report persons adjudged mentally incompetent to own a firearm to start reporting these persons or lose a portion of their federal funding.
If it gives more rights to law-abiding gun owners and reduces the change of a restricted person from buying a gun it sounds like good law to me.
Isn’t that what our Congress is supposed to do?
Charles Myers, Shannon, Ill.
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