LaPierre thinks background checks are a trap door leading to gun confiscation.
“Don’t you be fooled, there is nothing universal or reasonable about it,” LaPierre said at the 2013 Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. “This so-called universal background check… is aimed at one thing: It’s aimed at registering your guns. And when another tragic opportunity presents itself, that registry will be used to confiscate your guns.”
There have been reports indicating that background checks, the smallest-ticket item in the menu of new gun control laws, enjoys enough Republican support to pass. Considering LaPierre’s increasing loss of shpadoinkle, I don’t know if that’s entirely true. In fact, watch for congressional Republicans to begin repeating this in 5… 4… 3…
We’re going to have to fight like hell just to get the most likely new gun regulation passed.