Texas Lt Gov demands background check on private gun sales

Texas Lt Gov demands background check on private gun sales

Once an avid supporter of gun rights, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has demanded a crackdown on private gun sales. The gunman responsible for the shooting rampage in West Texas last weekend that left 7 people dead had obtained an assault-style rifle despite failing a federal background check in 2014.

ConcealCarryProtect 6 months

Look up the German Weapons Act of 1935. Nuff said about that one. Socialist leader Lenin was ahead of his time for tyranny as well. December 10, 1918, the Council of People’s Commissar required that Soviet citizens turn in their firearms. Failure to do so, led to criminal prosecution. And well.... 15 million dead later.... Fulgencio Batista registered firearms in Cuba. In 1959 Fidel Castro took power....and well... You know. Venezuela passed a Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law, and Banned the sale of firearms and ammo in 2012... And they.... well... death

PhreneticNI 6 months


Paul C
Paul C 6 months

So a guy that has little to no say in anything had an opinion. Who cares?!

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 6 months

How does the government plan on enforcing this? I’ll wait.

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 6 months

Not good enough. People who sells kitchen cutlery at yard sales should also perform background checks. Because how do you know the people you're selling the knives to won't use it to stab a bunch of people?

ConcealCarryProtect 6 months

What happened to you Texas? Missouri is the new Texas. Check out the new bill. https://youtu.be/_fvXn71A0F0

Curtis Miller
Curtis Miller 6 months

He’s got to be a California transplant and not a true Texan.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 6 months

Howdy stranger. Wanna buy a gun?

Duncan Kneeland
Duncan Kneeland 6 months

I absolutely support this. I see several people arguing against this using previous totalitarian states examples of “gun registries”. Dan Patrick is not proposing a gun registry. It is ridiculous to think that a background check is the equivalent of the government knowing who owns what firearm. He is proposing a background check requirement between two individuals. That’s it. No, the government won’t know whether you bought the firearm. But the dealer will know whether you’re legally allowed to have a firearm. Tell me exactly how is that totalitarian? How does that infringe on my second amendment right? How does it infringe on the rights of those who forfeited their firearm rights?

porcus 6 months

I can't imagine that he will be considered a political asset at the next election cycle.

BJ 6 months

I will just adopt the Wil Rodgers approach to meeting people...'He never met a stranger'.

gamemaster0010 6 months

You know, I bought a gun from my father once. He needed cash and I needed that 1911 he had. I liked that option better than a stranger having it, he liked that too. I can't imagine the government having any say in that transaction. It would be wrong.

MGTOW Man 6 months

How do pusdies like tis get elected. Such a coward.

Rusty 6 months

There should be no background checks, period. Shall not be infringed.

Ryan 6 months

The shooter bought the gun from an unlicensed seller, how the hell is this supposed to be enforced?

bobby_5150 6 months

Is it just me, or does he look like a Z from the "Walking Dead"

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