The New American: The problem, is with the word “universal,” which implies that the “new, improved” background-check system that anti-gunners have in mind would track and follow every gun in the country in every transaction by every buyer and every seller. That would include not only private sales between consulting adults but transactions by criminals buying and selling in the black market (on the street, from friends, etc.).
The problem “is that the government does not know” where all the guns are — all estimated 400 million of them — and so how could it be able to track and follow every sale and purchase of them?
The solution: create a national registry so that the government will know the location, and the owner, of every firearm in the country. Then, “universal” will mean what it says: The government will be able to conduct “meaningful” (the president’s words) background checks on every sale and purchase. more …
Opinion: And there ya go. Combine Universal background checks with Red Flag laws that permit police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger, and gun confiscation is just around the bend.
That not one of the above laws would have stopped the mass shootings has nothing to do with it. That law abiding citizens will be unarmed and unable to protect themselves is irrelevant. What this is about is government control on the way to better align with the UN and EU on the way to global government.
Daniel 7:23 prophesies global government:
“The fourth beast shall be
A fourth kingdom on earth,
Which shall be different from all other kingdoms,
And shall devour the whole earth,
Trample it and break it in pieces.”
In the UK Members of the public may own sporting rifles and shotguns, subject to licensing, but handguns were effectively banned after the Dunblane school massacre in 1996 with the exception of Northern Ireland. Dunblane was the UK’s first and only school shooting.
So how has that worked out? Check out some very recent headlines: