Charles Schumer, D-NY, has long wanted to reduce private American citizens’ rights to defend themselves: modern semi-automatic sporting rifles, full-capacity magazines, etc. are all on his want-to-ban list, and he’s not too happy about you carrying concealed handguns legally in public either even though it is rumored he has a New York permit to carry a snub-nose .38 of his own.
And exactly how his bill, expected to be introduced next month, going to determine how FBI will determine who is qualified to be resistant to the gunfire of mad dog criminals? It sounds as if it will require a NICS check.
Convicted felons are generally forbidden under current law to own body armor, and some states have additional penalties for committing a violent felony while wearing it, the rationale being that it shows an intent to get into a gunfight with police and is thus deserving of enhanced punishment.
After every wildly publicized mass murder, newspapers mention that it has become a cottage industry to sell backpacks with ballistic panels to parents for their kids to wear to school.
Since the child is the ultimate user, I’m wondering exactly how the NICS check will apply.
And will this be an unfunded mandate on an already overburdened NICS check system?
That first link above has a guide to writing your representatives in Congress about this.
Logical, critical thinking is clearly not the strong suit of the gun-banning crowd.