The Second Amendment Foundation has endorsed the Senate’s bipartisan bill for background checks for gun stores, gun sales online and gun shows, reports DaylightDisinfectant.com.
Second Amendment Foundation Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said in an April 12 speech in Portland, Oregon that he consulted with Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) on the bill (video below).
“We snookered the other side. They haven’t figured it out yet,” said Gottlieb, who bragged about new freedom for interstate sales, no liability for gun dealers and new punishments for the creation of the already illegal national gun registry.
Gottlieb added an anti-immigrant tinge to his endorsement, saying: "And I can’t justify morally that a person walks into a gun show, buys a gun from somebody without giving his name, the guy can hardly speak English, and he walks out the door with that firearm with no check, nothing at all."
So far only four Senate Republicans have agreed to support the Senate gun package, which has not yet reached the 60-vote requirement to pass.
According to a January 10-13 poll by the Washington Post, 88 percent of Americans support background checks of people buying guns at gun shows, while 76 percent supported background checks of people buying ammunition.