AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
April 10, 2013
Senator Toomey Doesn’t See It As Gun Control
Did you know that yesterday 76 PA House members sent Senator Toomey a letter urging him to stand with his constituency in support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution? Their pleas apparently fell on deaf ears!
Today Senator Pat Toomey and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin offered what they call a compromise gun bill. It requires background checks for all commercial transactions, including for those who buy firearms at gun shows and online.
Senator Toomey said during a news conference, “If you pass a criminal background check, you get to buy a gun. No problem. It’s the people who fail a criminal or mental health background that we don’t want to have a gun.”
It sounds so good until you realize it will be the law abiding citizens who will be subjected to these additional measures; the bad guys will get their guns through the black market or simply steal them. In Pennsylvania you already have to go through two background checks in order to purchase a gun. And what is this “mental health background” check he’s talking about?
No matter how many laws they pass, the criminals will continue disobeying the law. Aren’t the 2,000 gun laws on the books already enough?
Message: The Second Amendment says: ” . . . the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Withdraw your sponsorship/support of the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act because the bill will do neither, if it becomes law. Join Rand Paul and Ted Cruz in their filibuster of the gun control bills.