Democrats Want Background Checks for Everyone... Except Illegal Immigrants
Leftists love themselves some background checks. Not so much enforcing them. Don't be silly. It's the thought that counts (see Mentally Disturbed Jacksonville Shooter Passed Background Check and FBI Received a Credible Tip about Florida Shooter. Did Nothing.). But the words "background check" sound pretty. Especially to voters who think guns take "clips." MOAR background checks is the cornerstone of most Democrat gun reforms. Expanded background checks for everyone! BACKGROUND CHECK ALL THE THINGS!
Except, of course, if you're an illegal immigrant. Then the rules don't apply.
Democrats this week approved legislation to require background checks for essentially all sales and transfers of firearms -- but rejected GOP-led efforts to amend the legislation to alert law enforcement authorities when gun buyers, including illegal immigrants, fail those background checks.
Yeah, why would you want to be alerted when an illegal immigrant is flagged for trying to buy a weapon? Seems like overkill.
“Clearly, the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee don’t care about preventing gun violence, they simply are playing politics with Americans’ Second Amendment rights,” [Florida Rep. Greg] Steube, a Republican, said after the vote. “The fact that Democrats do not want law enforcement notified if an individual attempting to purchase a firearm fails a background check is truly troubling.”
It's not that Democrats don't want law enforcement notified -- if you're a legal citizen. If you're a legal citizen and not allowed a weapon, then, by all means, call the cops. The FBI. The Secret Service. The cast of Law & Order. Really, anyone with a badge.
It's only people who are in this country illegally that most Democrats want to carve out an exception for. For Democrats, illegals are free to live la vida loca. They can get the freebies, the privilege, the speeches, and now can skirt the gun laws. Isn't that nice? By the way, how is exempting illegal immigrants from background check notifications "saving even one life"? Curious how that fits into the Democrat talking point. Maybe David Hogg can shine some light on that one.