Less than two weeks after a heinous attack in which a Virginia TV reporter and and her cameraman were killed by a gunman who passed a a background check for his firearm, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is is pushing legislation to make “gun sellers” criminally liable for the misuse of guns they sell.
The bill is designed to “raise the bar” and require more “accountability” on the part of gun sellers. It also expands the federal net to open the door to criminal liability charges against private sellers too.
According to The Roanoke Times, Kaine’s bill is titled the Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act. It “would make gun sellers criminally liable for a bad sale if they didn’t take reasonable, affirmative steps to determine the customer met federal criteria.”
In statement accompanying the legislation’s introduction Kaine said:
As recent tragedies in Virginia and across the country have shown, the gun laws in our country have done little to stem senseless gun violence. These numbing incidents in urban, rural and suburban communities are made worse by the lack of accountability in those instances where the tragedy might have been prevented.
Breitbart News has previously reported that vast majority of public attackers and alleged attackers pass background checks for their guns. These include Vester Lee Flanagan (Virginia), John Russell Houser (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia), Wade Michael Page (Sikh Temple), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Jared Loughner (Tucson), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), Jiverly Wong (Binghamton), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Naveed Haq (Seattle), and Mark Barton (Atlanta).
Yet although background checks are federally mandated and federally conducted at all retail gun outlets in the U.S., Kaine wants to hold the gun seller responsible for what a buyer does when he or she exits the store with a gun the FBI cleared them to purchase.
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5 thoughts on “Sen. Tim Kaine Pushing Bill To Make ‘Gun Sellers’ Criminally Liable For Misuse Of Guns”
Sen. Tim Kaine would do well to read and learn the law. Third party accountability has been shot down in the courts, for decades, if not longer. Kaine, as a lawmaker, should be held accountable for not knowing this. It is just more “Dr. Feelgood” legislation. Screw him and all other left-wing, headline grabbing, jerks.
That’s what I’m thinking. These SOB’s are so far around the bend there’s no turning back for them…
It appears to me that the criminal traitors which control this show, who’ve abandoned all personal responsibility for their own actions, are now using / applying this very trait to those who use firearms wrongfully to further their disarmament agenda.
It’s not the flawed FBI background check, or banning of open carry, but the honest and lawful retailer’s fault. Ludicrous bullshit . . .
As for the likes of me, their effort amounts to pissing into a large fan attempting to block all flow of air. When it comes to the rights given to me by God, corrupt men’s laws possess neither merit nor weight . . .
Hey, why don’t we make grocery stores criminally liable for people misusing their knives. Or how about we make car dealers criminally liable for people doing hit and runs. Or how about we Bill Gates and company liable for people being able to hack into our computers. Or how about making Barry and company criminally liable for people hacking and stealing our health insurance information. Or even better, how about we make the bankers criminally liable for people using their fiat money to buy drugs, starting wars and human trafficking.
I mean you can go on and on with this precedent. It’s hilarious.
“… Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is is pushing legislation to make “gun sellers” criminally liable for the misuse of guns they sell.”
He is criminally liable for even suggesting another infringement.