As reported by NRA-ILA over the weekend, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become the latest in a long line of gun-control advocates to parrot the 40-percent lie—the claim that somehow a large percentage of gun sales illegally or unfairly skirt background checks—and pay a political price for it.
The assertion is that some huge “loophole” exists in federal law, because 40 percent of sales or transfers are not covered by the federal background check requirement that applies to retail dealer sales. The structure of the current law is not a “loophole,” however. It's intentionally designed to separate casual, private conduct by law-abiding people from commercial activity.
McAuliffe and billionaire gun-ban buddy Michael Bloomberg learned what effect lying about guns can have last Tuesday, when NRA-endorsed candidates won 92 percent of their races in Virginia and Republicans retained control of the state Senate. Incidentally, as NRA-ILA points out, the 40-percent lie has been debunked numerous times, including here, here, here, here and here.
Semi-Auto Ban Proposed In Wisconsin
State Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, and three other Wisconsin Assembly Democrats have introduced a bill to ban outright all possession and transfer of semi-automatic rifles within the state. Referring erroneously to such firearms as “assault weapons,” the legislation states its intention to prevent future mass shootings.
If Subeck and her associates were serious about preventing mass shootings—or better yet, the rampant gun crime that claims far more numerous victims in inner-city communities—they would have noticed that semi-automatic rifles are seldom used to commit crimes. But who cares about actual results, or how crippling this would be to hunters, collectors and competitive shooters—the important thing is to look like you’re “doing something” about criminal violence!
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Tulsa Homeowner Fights Off Armed Intruder
A homeowner and two other people were in a north Tulsa home yesterday morning at about 10:30 a.m. when an intruder kicked in the front door and entered the home.
When the home invader walked into the living room, the homeowner shot the man in the chest. The injured criminal fled in a car, wrecked it, and then was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officers at the scene said at this point in the investigation it appears the homeowner was defending his life and property, and no charges are expected.