Organizers have canceled a gun buyback at the request of Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, who said Colorado’s new gun laws would make the Aug. 4 event nearly impossible to stage.
A stricter law that went into effect July 1 requires buyers to go to a licensed firearms dealer and undergo a background check. The InstaCheck systems used in the checks are not mobile, which means they couldn’t be used at the sheriff’s compound where the buyback was planned.
Essentially, for the event to work, Pelle said the group would have to find a licensed firearms dealer to host the event and then pay the dealer per transaction, “which becomes very unproductive,” he said.
“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T. Shaw, 65, a former burglar and jewel thief who the FBI blames for more than 3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. “Having a list of who has a gun is like gold – why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?
“What they did was insanity,” added Shaw, author of “License to Steal,” a book about his criminal career.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) Apropos of nothing, but A License to Steal: A father’s genius, A son’s revenge, But payback has a price looks like a rather… interesting… sort of book. Has anybody read it?
PS: I repeat. …Dumb*sses.
I understand that the idea here by the Journal News was to intimidate/harass New York handgun owners by publishing their names and addresses, but the reality is that everybody on that map listed as having a handgun permit is now at least slightly less likely to be burgled. Seriously: if you robbed houses in Westchester and Rockland counties, wouldn’t you check this database first? After all, while New York’s Castle Doctrine policies are weaker than in other states, it explicitly indicates that you can shoot a burglar:
A person in possession or control of, or licensed or privileged to be in, a dwelling or an occupied building, who reasonably believes that another person is committing or attempting to commit a burglary of such dwelling or building, may use deadly physical force upon such other person when he or she reasonably believes such to be necessary to prevent or terminate the commission or attempted commission of such burglary.
In other words: you know who should be ticked about this? People in those counties without handgun permits. Because burglars are gonna burgle.
As mentioned yesterday; I was on to discuss my post on the recent credit card legislation, and why it’s going to have unintended consequences. The host was AM 1100 (The Flag), serving North Dakota. My part in the show can be found here; the whole show’s RSS feed is here. I start up somewhere around 21:47, along with Rob of Say Anything, and I was on for about ten minutes.
Feel free to check it out, particularly if you didn’t actually know that small retailers have to pay for the privilege of accepting credit cards. No, really: there apparently are people commenting on this who are unaware of that rather elementary fact.
Crossposted to RedState.