Even Liberals Oppose Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, and Patrick Leahy’s Gun Control Bills!
ACLU Has Huge Concerns About the Gun Control Bill
Several gun ban bills are expected to be debated in the Senate soon, but Senator Harry Reid may have to deal with opposition from moderates. Everyone knows that moderate Democrats (especially those up in 2014) are concerned about voting for this bill. But who would have thought that liberals oppose these gun control bills?
The Daily Caller interviewed a leading official of the ACLU who stated:
“However, we also believe those checks have to be conducted in a way that protects privacy and civil liberties. So, in that regard, we think the current legislation, the current proposal on universal background checks raises two significant concerns,” he went on.
“The first is that it treats the records for private purchases very differently than purchases made through licensed sellers. Under existing law, most information regarding an approved purchase is destroyed within 24 hours when a licensed seller does a [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] check now,” Calabrese said, “and almost all of it is destroyed within 90 days.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/04/exclusive-aclu-says-reids-gun-legislation-could-threaten-privacy-rights-civil-liberties/#ixzz2PXDdcoqt
In addition, the ACLU sent a long letter criticizing the gun control measures and echoed many privacy concerns that conservatives have. It is worth reading. Here it is: http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_letter_re_sjc_executive_business_meeting_on_guns_and_school_safety_legislation.pdf
So for once, Democrats in the Senate had better think twice before supporting these gun control measures. Call your senator today (whether he/she is a Republican or Democrat) and pressure him/her to vote NO on the gun control bills. Because this is not a conservative or liberal issue…this is an AMERICAN issue!