Banning Private Gun Sales

This is a longer version of a post on Facebook.  The 420 character limit makes it a little tough to thoroughly shred her stance.

It seems the new head of the DNC, one Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wants to screen all firearms sales, whether they be private or through an FFL.

Lets take a look at some numbers, shall we?  According to the CDC, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and lower respiratory diseases each kill more people than “accidents” (which lumps falls, car crashes, and even accidental shootings into one bucket).  And what’s worse for Rep. Schultz and her friends is that homicide didn’t even make the top 10 list.

Lets ask ourselves what the folks opposed to firearms ownership would stand to gain if they could force private sales to be screened?  Well, first of all, it’s kind of hard to actually stop two people from meeting somewhere and exchanging paper for steel.  We haven’t been able to do it for certain chemical compounds, so what makes her think it’ll work this time?  Besides, I’m don’t think that it would be workable without also requiring gun registration (see! slippery slope!).  So would that be next?  A few years from now are we going to listen to some elected official saying that we need to register all firearms so that we can stop those illegal sales?  What’s next after that?  Since they’ll know who has what, confiscation is next on the list.  It’s happened everywhere ekse where gun registration was implemented.

If she really wanted to reduce deaths in this country, shouldn’t she be pushing for the almighty government to require a cholesterol check before allowing someone to buy a Big Mac?

For extra credit, head on over and read Joe Huffman’s Jews In The Attic Test for even more reasons why this is a bad idea.