Senate Majority Leader Chuck Shumer (D. NY) held a press conference about gun control on Monday where he lambasted the existence of ‘ghost guns’ and went on to say that Americans tens of thousands of licensed, regulated, law-abiding firearms dealers are “evil.”
In his comments, Schumer said, “…the evil gun dealers, pushed by the NRA, have used gun shows as a major way to get guns into the hands of people without a background check.”
Of course, Schumer knows that he is misrepresenting the current laws to a largely ignorant audience: the leftist establishment media who were ‘reporting’ on his press conference.
In reality, every single commercial sale of every single firearms — in a brick-and-mortar store, at a gun show or initiated online — has to be completed in a face-to-face-transfer with the required background check forms and verification from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Obviously, Schumer is banking on his audience’s ignorance and prejudice. We can’t read his mind, but it sure seems like he wants to channel anger at ‘evil’ gun sellers who are actually anything but evil by telling about five percent of the truth.
But Schumer wasn’t done.
While insulting law abiding gun store owners, Schumer went on to talk about home-built firearms, or what the media likes to call “ghost guns.”