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Pastor's "Plowshares" Gesture Shows the Devil is in the Details

P

roponents of so-called "universal"
background check laws-including
ballot initiatives currently pending
in Nevada and Maine-claim such laws
don't outlaw private transfers of guns
or "criminalize traditional behavior." As
NRA has said all along, the fine print and
practical reality suggest otherwise.
The Oregon Firearms Safety Act
(OFSA), enacted in 2015, follows the
template of most of these "universal"
background check proposals. The OFSA
applies when any change of possession of
a gun occurs, even if ownership or title remains the same, by defining a "transfer" as
any "delivery of a firearm from a transferor
to a transferee, including, but not limited
to, the sale, gift, loan or lease of the firearm." It prohibits a gun "transfer" between
persons who are not federally licensed, unless the transaction is completed through
a licensed gun dealer. Both parties "must
appear in person before a gun dealer,
with the firearm, and request that the gun
dealer perform a criminal background
check on the transferee."
Even for temporary loans, all of the
paperwork that applies to a retail sale
of a firearm applies. A person who fails

to comply commits a criminal offense-
a felony if the person has a previous
conviction.
The tale of the gun owned by Jeremy
Lucas, the rector of Christ Church Episcopal
Parish in Lake Oswego, Ore., provides

THESE ALLEGATIONS
IGNORE REALITY:
the majority of criminals
who acquire firearms don't
go through legal channels
and won't bother with
a background check.
a useful illustration of this background
check law in operation.
The Rev. Lucas, a former lawyer and
lobbyist, purchased $3,000 worth of tickets for a softball team's raffle of an AR-15
rifle, seeking to win the rifle so he could
destroy it in a symbolic act. After winning the raffle, Rev. Lucas went through
the mandatory background check pro-

cess at a gun dealers before claiming the
gun. According to news reports, he then
gave the gun to a parishioner to store
while he decided what to do with it.
This "delivery of a firearm" to another
person for storage is still a "transfer" governed by the OFSA and the background
check requirements. After the gesture
was written up in national news reports,
local police asked the Oregon State
Police to investigate the matter in light of
the OFSA. If convicted of a misdemeanor
violation of that law, Rev. Lucas could
face a maximum fine of $6,250 and up to
a year in jail.
Initiatives for similar "universal" background check laws will be voted on this
November in Nevada (Question 1) and
Maine (Question 3). Proponents claim
the measures represent "common-sense"
proposals to regulate gun sales, with
"reasonable" exceptions. These allegations
ignore reality: the majority of criminals
who acquire firearms don't go through
legal channels and won't bother with a
background check. The most substantial
impact these laws will have is to turn lawabiding gun owners into criminals. Vote
NO on Question 1 and Question 3.

IN MEMORY NRA-ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

(July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016)
William M. Mannatt, Omak, WA (from: Gloria F. Mannatt); Amanda Spier, Opelika, AL (from: Patricia A. Hamilton); James and Mavis Struble (from:
Riverside Varmint Callers); Donald Howard Whitney Sr. (from: Elvie H. Sloope); Carroll J. Lanahan, Troy, IL (from: Larry and Betty Kluesner); Tom LaRoe,
Napoleon, OH (from: Stephen and Patricia Kryder); Arthur James Zander (from: Maurice Coffey, AA Sewer & Septic); Bill Brennan (from: Livingston
County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Inc.); Jerome "Jerry" Roach (from: John & Germaine Klouda and Jim & Sandy Rafferty); Charles W. Taylor, Tallassee,
AL (from: Mrs. Charles W. Taylor); Lee Walter Taylor (from: Duncan Watson); Charles H. Newman, Maryville, TN (from: Barbara J. Cresse); Warren K. Miller
(from: Cape Radiology Group); Harold "Harry" E. Ellis, Plantation, FL (from: David and Susan Ellis).

ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

(The following contributed $1,000 or more to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action during July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016.)
Mark L. Gruss, Deadwood, SD; D.P. Nobile, Valencia, CA; Don Berg, Ottumwa, IA; David Levy, Fort Washington, PA; Warren Bishop, Rochester Mills, PA;
George A. Aydelott, Beaumont, TX; T. P. Zimmermann, Huntersville, NC; Edward F. Thieme, Boulder, CO; Marc Hart, Southlake, TX; Charles J. Turner,
Atlanta, GA; Don H. Ware, Nashville, TN; James Martin, Chambersburg, PA; Tyler Haynes, Saginaw, MI; Nat Turbeville, Richmond, VA; Connie Weeda,
Everson, WA; Philip A. Ranalli, Plant City, FL; Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc., Southport, CT; Davidson's, Prescott, AZ; Stoeger Industries, Accokeek, MD;
Benelli U.S.A., Accokeek, MD; Turner's Operations Inc., Cucamonga, CA; Jack D. Furst, Dallas, TX; Arthur B. Choate, Coral Gables, FL; Hodgdon Powder Co.,
Shawnee, KS; Nosler Inc., Bend, OR; Lockton Affinity, Kansas City, MO; James A. Patterson, Louisville, KY; George Kollitides, New Canaan, CT;
David L. Warner, Laguna Beach, CA; Regis J. Synan, Export, PA; Lasermax Inc., Rochester, NY; Sandra Froman, Tucson, AZ; Pete Putnam, Weirsdale, FL;
Ohio Gun Collectors Ass'n., Northfield Center, OH; Wayne N. Collins, Culpeper, VA; Jeff Duncan, Highland, CA; Sandusky County Sportsmen's Club,
Gibsonburg, OH; Denis M. Wyssbrod, Port Charlotte, FL; Larry F. Wright, London, TX; MetLife Insurance Co. USA, Des Moines, IA; Fairfield County
League Of Sportsmen's Club Inc., Fairfield, CT; Parity Consultants, Lewisville, TX; Robert E. Tallman, Long Branch, NJ; John Leroy, Calhoun Falls, SC;
Frank Byrne, Philadelphia, PA; Terrence S. Jacobs, Murrysville, PA; Rodney E. Caughey (aka: Mountain Man), Helena, MT; Cape Radiology Group,
Cape Girardeau, MO; Andre Demir, Los Angeles, CA; Edward Tuffly, Kingston, OK; Edward Topp, Elk Grove Village, IL; Richard F. Shea, Mountain Home, TX;
Edwin Sobota, Oscoda, MI; John D. Pearson, Watersmeet, MI; Lightle Y. Morris, San Antonio, TX; Mathew J. Reno, Gillette, WY; George Tash, Somis, CA;
Frank Gavitt, Flower Mound, TX; Charles F. Vaughan, West Deptford, NJ; Richard A. Foster, Emporium, PA; Mark A. Youngren, Portland, OR; Rick D. Smith,
Greenville, NC; Fletcher S. Stitzle, Brazil, IN; Leo Riley, Naples, FL; Kenneth Podd, Carlisle, PA; Earl Weniger, Little Rock, AR; John Coonradt, Fairfax, VA;
Michael Martin, Independence, MO; John A. Chionchio, Hatboro, PA; Walter E. Boomer, Sheldon, SC; Kent Mccue, Wasilla, AK; Dave Grady, Graham, WA;
Lynn Clayton, Belhaven, NC; Karen Lien, Perkasie, PA; G. Dan Bennett, Tallahassee, FL; Kobi Sarkar, Bridgeview, IL; Krieghoff International, Ottsville, PA;
John Kinzell, Austin, TX; Stephen Kahn, San Francisco, CA; Gary Venable, Kansas City, KS; Mark Jones, Dobson, NC; Greg Goebel Jr., Petaluma, CA;
Theresa A. Maples, Atascadero, CA; Donald A. Hammer, Norris, TN; Central Penn Antique Arms Ass'n., Mechanicsburg, PA; Graysville Gun Club,
Graysville, AL Chillicothe Sportsmen's Club, Chillicothe, IL; Des Moines Rifle & Revolver Club Inc., Des Moines, IA.

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