A good friend in the firearm business sent me these links with the header, "The level of propaganda is telling." CBS News details: "Executive actions on gun control."
His critique: "First this one (at CBS News). . . It states 'Sales made out of a person's private collection, many of which are done online, are not subject to background checks'"."Not entirely true and quite misleading. Any transfer across state lines requires the seller to send to an FFL in the buyer's state. As an FFL I routinely have firearms sent for a private sale. . . And yes, a NICS background check or a qualifying firearms permit negating that, an ATF form 4473 is completed and filed regardless.""The article goes on to suggest the president will quantify just how many firearms sales per year will mandate a Federal Firearms License if exceeded. . . (There are) unintended consequences of such a threshold imposed. Moreover it then states the obvious. . .Duh . . . If someone is required to apply for and receives a Federal Firearms License, any guns sold will require a background check (and a completed ATF form 4473)."He continues: "Then we have this from the Washington Post (do they even have fact checkers or editors there?)"The president will expand new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers.""I guess the Washington Post nor the Office of President is aware that ANY gun dealer is required to not only do a background check (NICS) but also complete an ATF form 4473? Volume of sales is no matter. I make less than 50 firearms per year, yet I am required to have a Federal Firearms License.""This statement is flat out false and I challenge them to prove it:""Everytown spokeswoman Erika Soto Lamb, whose group was founded with Bloomberg’s support, said the current interpretation of what it means to be “engaged in the business” of selling firearms is “a hazy definition that allows high-volume sellers to transfer thousands of guns without background checks, no questions asked.”"I know better. Here in the (redacted) area a man attempted that. Was approached by ATF and advised to get a Federal Firearms License. He didn't and was promptly prosecuted for dealing without a license. I know others that were approached by ATF and were told 'get an FFL!' One currently still an FFL here. . .""Here is another 'where the hell is their fact checker or the editor?' moment.""The proposals the administration has been weighing include requiring federally-licensed gun dealers to report any lost and stolen guns to the National Crime Information Center.""ALL FFL's are required to report any loss or theft of a firearm. Please see the ATF website or for crying out loud use Google if you can't be bothered with that."
My conclusion? Of course the "truth" to collectivists is whatever advance the party line. Facts are immaterial.