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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Legislators Take License With Our Liberties

Anti-gun politicians continue to try to put up obstacles on the path to owning a firearm. The latest came on Thursday in the form of the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act of 2015, legislation that would require that prospective handgun buyers provide police with photographs and fingerprints and submit to a background check in order to receive a permit to purchase. It would be required for all purchases—in stores, at shows, and even private sales between family and friends.

The bill is led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It’s modeled after a similar law in place in Connecticut, one of the strictest gun-control states in the nation.

“The fact is, gun control doesn’t make us safe,” said Jennifer Baker, NRA spokeswoman. “It creates more victims.” But then, anti-gunners have never let facts stand in the way of their agenda.

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