U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, an ardent gun-grabber, is after the Second Amendment once again, this time with “real, effective common sense gun safety measures.”
Schumer (D-NY) unveiled his latest gun-control salvo in a press release Monday.
“If there is anything that the massacres in South Carolina, Newtown, Virgina Tech, Aurora and so many other places have taught us, it’s that we should be doing everything in our power to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of hateful, evil-doers and the mentally disturbed,” said Schumer.
“It makes no difference when guns are sold or who are selling them—we must prevent deadly weapons from falling into the wrong hands,” he continued. “Our children have seen far too many tragedies in the country involving guns and weapons, and now is the time to put forth real, effective common sense gun safety measures that can save future innocent lives from being taken, without taking away any existing rights.”
Among the gun-control measures the senator is proposing include: a universal background check bill that would criminalize private transfers between law-abiding citizens, a ban on so-called “large capacity magazines,” a bill that would appropriate taxpayer dollars to pay for gun-control research, among others.”
“I acknowledge the right—enshrined in the Second Amendment and the Heller decision—of American citizens to purchase and bear arms, however, just as the First Amendment comes with responsibilities and limits to protect public safety, the Second Amendment does as well,” argued Schumer. “We have to make sure that we as a country are safe and that everyone’s right are respected.”
Schumer’s track record — author of the Brady Bill, lead sponsor of Clinton’s Crime bill, which banned many widely popular and commonly owned black rifles — makes it abundantly clear that he is not interested in anything but rolling back the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. Don’t believe his “common sense measures that can save future lives” B.S. for a minute.
A video from 2012, Schumer discusses gun control: