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Media Myths

I thought it was time to bust some common misconceptions often reported by various media outlets who seem to have an agenda against gun rights.

  • The Gun Show Loophole
    The media and some politicians seem to think firearms dealers can sell guns without a background check at gun shows.

    False.

    There are two places a dealer can sell firearms, their retail location and gun shows, both require a form 4473 be filled out and a background check is completed. Failure to do so is in violation of the law. Handguns and (sigh) “assault rifles” also require a permit to purchase or carry permit.

  • Facebook makes buying guns illegally easy for criminals.
    Some think sites like Facebook and Armslist make it too easy for bad people to buy guns.

    False.

    While Facebook may provide people with another outlet in which to sell/buy firearms and accessories, people still need to obey local laws. Years ago we were able to buy guns from a catalog and have them shipped right to our house, I don’t recall the insanity we’re dealing with today going on back then. FACT – Facebook pages that allow firearms to be listed have actually gotten bad people arrested. Law abiding citizens want to do good things, so they generally ask for ID, permit to carry, or permit to purchase, and meet in public places. There’s no more risk of selling a gun to a criminal via Facebook or Armslist (for example) than any other method.

  • Universal Background Checks
    Some feel this would make the world a safer place.

    False.

    This made up term is a cover up for gun registration, you simply cannot have ‘universal background checks’ without some form of gun registration. Why is that a problem? Look at Connecticut and New York for example, registration ultimately leads to confiscation, it’s happened over and over again.
    The problem isn’t law abiding citizens, the problem is violent criminals.Reality check: Violent criminals don’t obey the current laws. Murder, theft, rape, assault and breaking and entering, for example, are already illegal. Do you really think criminals are going to throw out their “high capacity” magazines or turn in their ‘assault weapons’, and register their guns?

    They won’t.
    So why are folks like Bloomberg, Paymar and Latz so amped up over getting new gun laws passed?

    Easy.
    They don’t want you to have them.

Minneapolis Police Sue NFL Over Gun Ban

Two Minneapolis police groups have handed the NFL a lawsuit saying their no guns policy against off duty officers violates state law.

I find that ironic, because it’s the Minneapolis police force that Governor Dayton consulted to base his decision to veto a bill that would have otherwise been passed into law 2 years ago and would have allowed citizens more protections under their 2nd amendment rights. Yet, when it’s officers rights that are being stripped away you feel as though you should have special privileges.

Sorry, but we all have those same rights – or should, under the 2nd amendment, but somehow over the years, piece by piece, they’ve been stripped to almost nothing.

The real kicker here is that partial funding for the new Viking’s Stadium is funded by the citizens, we own a piece of it yet it seems we have no say in the matter as carrying is forbidden for common law abiding folks like you and I who carry to protect ourselves from violent criminals.

Dennis Flaherty, executive director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association said; “This has nothing to do with arming citizens,” he said. “It’s only about disarming police officers.” Making it clear they were not concerned in the least about disarming good, law abiding citizens, but only to ensure off duty police officers had their rights restored at the stadium. He also said “Citizens could care less if the officer is on or off duty when a response is needed.”

Well Mr. Flaherty, we “citizens” like to protect ourselves as well and as law abiding citizens, should always have that ability to do so as guaranteed under the 2nd amendment.

Should off duty police be able to carry at the stadium, absolutely – but so should all law abiding citizens.