President Trump Open To Improving Background Checks
Kevin Felts 02.20.18
After the Parkland, Florida shooting, the gun grabbers started their typical anti-gun agenda. Senator Dianne Feinstein, along with other Democrats, introduced an assault weapons ban. The bill is mostly symbolic because it is not going anywhere.
President Trump, through the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sander, said he would support improving the background check system. Which would be the National Instant Background Check System (NICS). So far, there has been no indication from the White House President Trump will support any type of weapons ban.
The White House revealed on Sunday that President Trump would support a push to improve the nation’s system of background checks for would-be gun buyers, days after the shooting massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump spoke on Friday to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn about a bill the Texas Republican had introduced alongside Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., which would “improve federal compliance with criminal background check legislation.”
The stance of gun owners has always been to enforce current laws before any new laws are passed, and that makes perfect sense.
Since the Parkland, Florida school shooting, it has come out that law enforcement was called out to the Cruz household 39 times. The FBI was notified not once, but twice of the behavior of Nikolas Cruz. Yet, nothing was done by law enforcement to prevent Nikolas Cruz from buying a firearm.
What’s the worse thing that could happen by enforcing NICS? Worse possible concern is law enforcement goes on a witch hunt.
Where does society draw the line?
- Those people over there, they are a threat to society.
- That group could could be a threat.
- People taking depression medicine might be a threat.
- That guy over there, he may be a threat.
- George who lives at the end of the road could, maybe, possibly, be a threat.
- The crazy cat lady yelled at me once. Maybe she is a threat to society?
Where do we draw the line?
Nikolas Cruz said and did things before the shooting that should have sent up red flags. For some reason, those red flags were ignored. As people look back at the missed opportunities with Cruz, surely the public will call for law enforcement not to make those same mistakes twice.
Thoughts of the Salem Witch trials come to mind. Innocent people are brought before a judge and accusations are made against them. In the hysteria of witch hunting, a great number of innocent people are stripped of their right to own guns.
How would society stop the witch hunting mentality from affecting law abiding gun owners?