More Laws for Government to Ignore?

More Laws for Government to Ignore?

We’ve been saying for years—decades, to be honest—that America does not need any more restrictions on firearms to combat violent criminals who misuse guns; we simply need to enforce the laws that are already on the books. Our argument has always been that passing new laws will only affect the otherwise law-abiding, responsible gun owners the anti-gun crowd keeps claiming support their “sensible” proposals. Violent criminals will always ignore gun laws, just as they ignore the myriad other laws that make them violent criminals. But it seems these criminals are not the only ones who ignore gun laws. So does the federal government, according to President Biden. If you don’t believe us, just listen to what he actually said. “And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don ’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.” Biden said this in 2013 , back when he was President Obama’s vice president, and he was speaking to former NRA-ILA Executive Director Jim Baker, who was serving as NRA-ILA Director of Federal Affairs at the time. This statement was made by Biden during an Obama-administration meeting as part of its then-promotion of a raft of new gun laws. NRA had agreed to attend the PR event to explain its position, and Biden’s response came after Baker had just pointed out, as we have pointed out many […]

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