Sen. Toomey Still Wants Extended Background Checks

Today, the senator said that he continues to support extended background checks, according to Philly.com.  (full article here)

Saying that these extended background checks would reduce gun violence by keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally-ill is an attack on lawful gun owners, and does nothing to solve the real problem.

Such statements imply that criminals and the mentally-ill obtain their firearms from lawful gun-owners in private transactions.  There is zero evidence of that.  In fact, in every mass-shooting, the shooter obtained his guns by passing a background check, or by stealing them.

Criminals are already prohibited from owning firearms.  The mentally-ill are already prohibited from owning firearms.  It is already a federal felony to sell a firearm to a prohibited person.  And somehow, we are to believe that forcing a duck-hunter to do a background check on his hunting buddy before loaning him his prized duck-gun is going to reduce gun-crime?

Stop blaming lawful gun owners and stop forcing us to pay the price for government’s failure to enforce current laws.

opinion:  //tom campione

 

Gun-rights group takes on Toomey

From Politico.com:

As Sen. Pat Toomey officially launched his reelection campaign over the weekend, a gun rights group was planning to interrupt the festivities by protesting the Pennsylvania Republican’s support for universal background checks.
At the last minute, though, Pennsylvanians for Self Protection canceled the protest. A group official said it was scrapped after a Toomey staffer promised the senator would not reintroduce the high-profile gun control bill known as the Toomey-Manchin proposal that stalled in the Senate two years ago.
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Sen. Toomey Camp Assures No Toomey-Manchin

We are pleased to announce that PA4SP has reached out to the Senator Toomey Camp and has received positive responses to our request that the Toomey-Manchin anti-gun legislation or any similar bills not be reintroduced. We will continue to follow up with the Senator’s office and work to educate them on the fallacy of gun control legislation.

As a result, the planned protests for Sept. 13th are hereby cancelled. We sincerely appreciate all of those who signed up to protest the Senator’s offices statewide. We will update you if the need arises for a political demonstration, but now it seems unnecessary.

We thank you for your willingness to take a stand, and are confident that without you, our negotiations would have been totally ineffective.

If you would like to get involved in the future, please contact us from this page: www.pa4sp.org/contact/