In an interview with leftist propaganda outlet National Public Radio (NPR), House Whip Rep. James Clyburn made it clear that the gun control legislation he introduced this week is just the “first step.”
Clyburn’s legislation would extend the period of time it takes to undergo an instant background check for a gun purchase. Current law allows such checks to be extended up to three business days to allow FBI reviewers to sift through pertinent criminal records. Clyburn’s bill would expand the extended review to at least 10 days.
Clyburn told NPR that this legislation “is a good first step,” then he moved on to talk about the need for universal background checks. “A large majority of Americans, including gun owners, support universal background checks. This legislation is needed to keep weapons out of the hands of those who should not have them and save lives,” Clyburn blathered.
As Breitbart News notes, “Democrats often point to the Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas mass shootings when promoting universal background checks. Some will also point to the January 8, 2011, Tucson, Arizona, attack in which Gabby Giffords was injured. But they never explain that universal background checks would not have hindered, much less stopped, any of these attacks. That is because those who attacked Parkland, Las Vegas, and Giffords all acquired their guns via background checks. The Sandy Hook attacker stole his guns, so no amount of background checks would have stopped him.”
Clyburn and his fellow totalitarians in the Democrat Party care nothing about saving lives. They care about disarming the populace, because the Second Amendment is an impediment to their lust for absolute power.