Armslist in the News: Armslist's Statement to NBC on HR 8 and Everytown for Gun Safety's "Findings"
Around 1200 EST, some of my colleagues and I received an e-mail from NBC's Pete Williams regarding the US House Judiciary Committee's hearing Wednesday (2/6/19) on HR 8 (a bill seeking to impose practically universal background checks on all gun purchases and transfers). We were asked for comment on the notoriously anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment, and all around anti-American Everytown for Gun Safety's "findings," as they relate to HR 8, as well as the legislation they unfortunately aim to discuss during the hearing. According to Williams, Everytown for Gun Safety is claiming they created an ad on Armslist.com, and did their own checking of those who responded, "finding that roughly one out of every nine respondents had disqualifying factors in their backgrounds that would prohibit a sale by a licensed dealer." Reminds me of a certain Orwellian neologism...anyways...
Armslist's statement in full, from co-founder Jonathan Gibbon, is as follows:
"First, we need to focus on solutions that work, such as opening the Federal Background check system to all Americans. It used to require a private investigator to find out if someone had a criminal past. In 2019, everyone should be able to easily find important background information on a person with whom they intend to do any type of business. People should be able to readily access this information to keep themselves and their families safe. Providing all Americans access to this data will exponentially increase the number of background checks conducted, thereby providing a far more comprehensive level of assurance.
Secondly, the claims by Everytown amount to nothing more than thought crimes. There is a reason that our laws require action in addition to intent. The transactions did not take place, and the chasm between thought and follow-through is vast. Claiming that someone "would have done something criminal" is irresponsible, and in this case, inaccurate as well. That is why legitimate research, as done by the GAO, shows that it is essentially impossible to find an American willing to break the law in the way Everytown suggests.
Despite the "shall not be infringed" language in the Constitution, this is already the most regulated civil right in America. Just to reiterate, Armslist does not sell guns, we merely allow individuals to talk about this vital civil right because so many web companies have chosen to disenfranchise this entire portion of our population."
I S L commented on 4/14/2019 6:20 PM
How is it republicans have the House, Senate and White House, for 2 years and without passing pro second amendment legislation? Then, the commie Dems get the house and all of a sudden there's a possibility more gun control laws are going to be passed? WTF? who are these traitors in congress trying to kid, these gun control laws require republican support to pass.
DefconTactical commented on 2/9/2019 11:29 AM
I will not give in or comply. I pay my taxes, I’m a law abiding citizen. I we shouldn’t have to pay a background with a CCW. Or when you own NFA items. I will not register what I have bought so they can have a “gun count” on what I possess. Sorry