Feb
23
2013
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Before everybody starts bloviating about Goodlatte…

…please be advised that, translated into English, what this Roll Call article is saying is that new Judiciary Chair Robert Goodlatte wants to:

  • Have the administration explain how existing laws are being enforced with regard to gun control.  The answer to that is, by the way, “damn inconsistently:” Congress routinely passes laws that it would be suicide for the executive branch to consistently enforce, but having those same laws can come in handy when you need a reason to throw somebody in jail.
  • Have the administration “crackdown on gun traffickers, or “straw purchasers,” who illegally buy firearms for those who may not do so.”  The problem there for the administration, of course, is that they’d have to start with the Attorney General and work their way down.
  • ‘Fix’ the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which nobody actually wants to fix because the only way to fix it is to demand a lot of personal information from millions of people who like to punch holes in pieces of paper.  And, hey, it’s up for renewal this year!

Via Instapundit.  I admit readily that the last point is something to keep track of, if not actually watch like a hawk.  But there’s less in this article than it appears.

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