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NICS Background Checks Work, or Not?
Hair Triggers and Self-Defense
The main objective of this Florida Gun & Self-Defense column is to educate gun owners about gun law and self-defense law. Ignorance of the state and federal laws is not an excuse for unintentionally breaking those laws. It is gun owner’s responsibility to learn and abide by the law, and hen practice safe gun handling.
Start by implementing Colonel Jeff Cooper’s, Four Rules for Safe Firearms Handling. Mistakes will not occur by doing so. One, treat all guns as if they are always loaded with a round in the chamber, even when the gun is empty. Two, never point the muzzle at anything you ‘don’t’ want to destroy. Three, keep your finger off the trigger until your gun sights are on the intended target. Four, always be sure of your target and what is beyond it. In addition, I would like to add a fifth point, “When you pull the trigger, think of all bullets as having a prosecutor and a very expensive lawyer attached to them, so hit what you aim at.”
Today’s firearms focus will be on National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and how it is designed to not work, but instead to intentionally fail, at what the government told the American People they were intending to achieve. Government claimed that this new system would keep the criminal element of society from obtaining guns.
The creators of this program purposed it, to not work, for their advertised purpose, because their real purpose was to acquire an illegal registry of firearms buyers. Additionally, it was also designed to be an end run around prohibitive state laws against firearms registries. In reality, the advertised purpose was simply a ruse, a canard, which government knew would further produce a designed artificial crisis. And in turn would justify the creation of more gun laws, to provide greater, better, more advanced gun safety” regulations. However, in reality would serve the federal government’s objective to further negate the state’s protections of the second amendment rights for their citizens.
The government will tell you that background checks, result in a denial, but in reality, it rarely occurred, and no legal action resulted. What did happen however was, the denied individual simply walked out of the Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer’s establishment unaffected. They do have the option to contest the denial, and there have been a small percentage of reversals due to errors and a successful correction has resulted. However, the cases not contested are never pursued by a law enforcement agency.
Therefore, the NICS checks system does not achieve what it is advertised to accomplish. Criminals are not punished and held accountable for attempting to break the law. And even IF they had been investigated by L.E. agencies, none of the illegal acts of attempting to get a firearm are admissible in a court of law because of the Second Amendment. The federal government knew when they wrote the Brady Act in 1998 that it was never going to achieve what they told the American People it would.
“When Janet Reno first built the thing in Clarksburg, W.Va., back in 1998, not only was it a registration system, in direct violation of the enabling statute’s ban on recording (18 USC §922 s&t), she had the audacity to announce that her $250 million computer could not erase records. There is no end to the hubris of bureaucrats and anti-gun-rights crusaders. “Quote from Alan Korwin of Bloomfield Press.
The final proof that this system is nothing more than a firearms registry database is that there is absolutely no way to audit the files or the system. There is absolutely no transparency, none! When the federal government does not mention or inform the public about the state of a system they create, it is because they don’t intend for you to access it.
Self-Defense Facts: “Hair Triggers” are not a plus in the case of self-defense. It’s best to have a trigger pull rating of 4-7 lbs. Most manufactures set their triggers within this range to prevent negligent discharges. Under extreme duress, when adrenalin is off the charts, the probability of a negligent discharge, are very likely, with even the most practiced and experienced gun owners.
Lawyers know there is no such thing as a ‘justifiable accident’. And Plaintiff’s lawyers know that your homeowner’s insurance liability policies will be negated if the claim is made that you deliberately shot their client. It is therefore in their best interest to prove you made a mistake and did not mean to pull the trigger.
Self-defense is based on the fact that the shooting was intentional, and if proved this was how the plaintiff was harmed as the intended victim, the event will be addressed as a ‘Willful Tort’ which disqualifies the shooting from coverage.
Therefore, an effort to claim that your shooting was unintentional will occur, in order to provide the lawyers with the basis to claim the supposed intentional shooting was in fact, an unjustifiable negligent shooting. When your gun is examined, and a trigger with under a four-pound pull is discovered, the lawyers will have reasonable ground to prove a negligent use of the firearm was in fact a real possibility.
Self-Defense will not be an option for you and charges of attempted murder or manslaughter will most likely occur instead of a lesser charge. Therefore, Self-Defense Guns should have the heaviest trigger you can pull and still operate the gun effectively and accurately. Light trigger-pull guns are for recreational and competition usages only.
Article Sources: Alan Korwin and Massad Ayoob
Today’s article was not published in the Highlands News-Sun newspaper, nor was last week’s article. It seems that upper management within the parent company of the newspaper has suspended publication of my articles for reasons not yet made available to me, nor my immediate superiors.
Florida Gun & Self-Defense offers firearms and use-of-force self-defense classes and in the field training. Single or group classes or customized training is available. For more information, please call Dave Douglass at 863-381-8474
Dave has been a firearms instructor and trainer since 2013. He is skilled in advanced tactical gun and self-defense gun operation, in accordance with Florida gun law and use-of-force self-defense law. He is an adamant supporter of an original historical literal interpretation of the Second Amendment.