The debate rages on. The National Rifle Association, Wayne La Pierre in the lead, refuses to budge an inch on the introduction of universal background checks -especially for firearms purchases at gun shows and private sales.
Two weeks ago, I sold a Colt AR-15 assault rifle along with and seven, 30-round and two 20-round magazines. It took a few weeks to find a responsible buyer; I sold it all to a law enforcement officer.
But in accordance with Colorado State law, I could have sold the weapon and magazines to a perfect stranger in a cash deal with no record of the sale. That's right. I could have put the weapon up for sale on the Internet, met with a buyer I knew absolutely nothing about, and sold that perfect stranger the assault rifle and magazines. Thereafter, the buyer could legally keep all 250, 5.56mm rounds loaded into the magazines and in his motor vehicle with the Colt AR-15 at all times, ready to fire. That stranger could have been a cop killer, a potential active shooter, or a person with a documented history of mental illness or violent tendencies. According to the law, I am not required to ask, I don't have a need to know. . . I don't have to care one damn bit. All I have to do is find a buyer with cash.
Am I the only one who sees what is wrong with this picture?