Attempting to grasp the legalese in America’s new “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill” made my head hurt. So, as usual, I retreated to Google. According to an Associated Press June 25 report, the bill includes:
“Expanded background checks: state and local juvenile and mental health records of gun purchasers will be part of federal background checks for buyers 18 to 20. Three-day maximum for gathering records will be extended to 10 days to search juvenile data. If 10 days lapse without a resolution, the sale will go through.”
In Oregon, I assume in most states, an eighteen-year-old must be licensed to catch a fish. He or she may not purchase cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, or patronize businesses which primarily serve alcohol. For license to driver a motor vehicle, he or she must have 15 hours behind-the-wheel experience, fork out upwards of $400 for driver’s education, and pass a Department of Motor Vehicles driving test.
To purchase an AR-15 assault rifle, designed and intended for the soul purpose of killing human beings, that same American teenager must wait 10 days. No training. No experience. No license! That’s it!
In Firefight, My Battle Against the Industry that Radicalized America,
“A former firearms executive pulls back the curtain on America’s multibillion-dollar gun industry, exposing how it fostered extremism and racism, radicalizing the nation and bringing cultural division to a breaking point.”
That executive, Ryan Busse, details how, by hijacking and using the National Rifle Association as its mouthpiece, the Firearms Industry dictates America’s gun policy.
Crafted for the Firearms Industry/NRA‘s stamp of approval, America’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill is cosmetic, a sham. Make no mistake, so long as boys, whose brains have not yet developed the capacity to appreciate the significance and consequences of their actions, can purchase military grade assault weapons, Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, and Robb Elementary type massacres will repeat.