Governor John Kasich made a critical mistake Monday afternoon by slipping up and announcing his intentions to cram Red Flags gun-confiscation into law in the upcoming “Lame Duck Session.”
“Lame Duck” is when the politicians return to Columbus AFTER elections are over so thaty won’t have to face the voters for any bills they might pass.
In his press conference, Governor Kasich admitted that he’s been meeting with Gabby Giffords and other gun-control groups to plot out their November strategy.
We can’t afford to not treat this threat seriously, Web.
You see, everybody knows John Kasich is running for President in 2020.
That’s why he launched another attack against gun owners on Monday afternoon, to PROVE to the radical left he’s on their side again.
From his executive office at the Statehouse, Governor Kasich commissioned an executive order expanding the amount of data flowing from Ohio into the national gun owner database (known as NICS).
Gun owners are quickly wising up to the fact that the NICS database “background checks” don’t stop killers.
Chattanooga, Charleston, both Fort Hoods, the Virginia shipyards, San Bernardino, Aurora, Newtown, Parkland, Las Vegas, Youtube, both Maryland school shooters, the Pulse nightclub. . .
. . .all examples of the NICS system’s deadly incompetence.
And we’ve all seen how successful the strict background check requirements have worked in Chicago.
The fact is, criminals statistically never get prosecuted for trying to buy their firearms legally.
Of the over 800,000 background check denials triggered during the Obama administration, the Eric Holder/Loretta Lynch Justice Department attempted to prosecute less than 45 cases per year.
The message to violent criminals is clear: “try to buy your guns via the background check system – they won’t prosecute you for trying!”
But much more sinister than the background check system’s gross incompetence, however, is what the BATF is actually using the NICS system for.
Back already in 2010, the Denver Post ran an article exposing the fact that the BATF uploads Federal Firearms Dealers’ “bound books” into the database.
Those bound books include the names, addresses and sometimes social security numbers of the firearms purchasers along with the makes, model and serial numbers of the firearms purchased!
Again, that was back in 2010. Today’s more modern “eForm 4473” makes it far easier for the BATF to track, trace and register firearms and their owners.
Expanding the size and scope of this federal gun owner database has long been a priority for gun-control activists – all the way back since the 1990’s.
That’s why Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were giddy to vote yes with Republicans on the background expansion bill in Congress just a few months ago.
And Governor Kasich knows this.
He knows expanding background checks won’t stop a killer bent on violence.
And he knows that his plot to pass his (Bloomberg’s) Red Flags gun-confiscation bill (HB585) through our General Assembly in the upcoming Lame Duck won’t save a single life, either.
We’re going to be delivering them by the tens of thousands to YOUR legislators at the Statehouse when they come back in November!
Once you’ve signed your petition, I hope you’ll go one step further and consider making a generous contribution to help Ohio Gun Owners mobilize gun owners for this fight.
Governor Kasich, Gabby Giffords, Moms Demand Action and all the Bloomberg/Soros funded organizations you can think of are counting on gun owners falling asleep after the elections are over.
Director, Ohio Gun Owners