In preparation for last night’s screening of Colin Coddard’s “documentary” Living for 32, he gave an interview to the Daily Tar Heel. In just my cursory scan of the interview, here’s the stuff that jumped out at me.
I came to realize that some people could just go to the store or the internet and buy guns without a background check.
Nope. You can’t buy guns from licensed dealers (even internet ones) without a background check. My CHP in North Carolina is a MAJOR background check, so he can’t even claim that I got away with buying my 10/22 and my 22/45 without a background check
Since I first got those gunshots, my life has been on an up and down wave. I’m riding it and going as far as I can go with it.
Now there’s an interesting admission. He’s caught the wave, and he’s going to ride it for all he’s worth. Is it hard to surf a wave of blood without messing up your Joyce Foundation purchased suit?
You can carry a concealed weapon in Virginia and get your permit without ever holding a gun. You just watch an hour-long video on the Internet. I believe it’s the same in North Carolina.
Umm, no. I spent $60, drove more than an hour each way, sat through about 6 hours of boring videos, got lectured, and shot a qualification course. If I could have done all that on the internet I would have. By comparison, my first “permit” was a Pennsylvania License To Carry Firearms (LTCF). For that all I had to do was show up at the Sheriff’s office, get my photo taken, fill out one side of a sheet of paper swearing I wasn’t some sort of criminal fugitive, and pay $36. The Sheriff did a background check and mailed me my LTCF in the mail 40 days later. No training required for a civil right. I haven’t noticed that Pennsylvania LTCF holders are any less responsible than North Carolinian CHP holders.
(the VA Tech Shooter, who I will not name so as to frustrate his desire for publicity) was getting mental help on campus. His parents didn’t know. Privacy laws are a big part. What happened at my school wasn’t just gun laws. It was privacy laws.
Did you catch that? Colin Goddard wants to violate your fundamental right to medical privacy. All because some deranged lunatic kept his mental health problems secret from him mommy and daddy. The real problem is that the Judge who ruled the shooter a danger to himself and others didn’t involuntarily commit him to a mental health hospital. That would have gotten the shooter the help he needed and would have put him on the banned list for buying guns. The VA State Troopers said that the shooter was not legally banned from owning guns because of the fact he was not committed. Now Colin wants to open up everyone’s medical records and search through them for reasons to ban you from owning guns. That time you went to the doctor having trouble sleeping due to stress? Banned. That time you were prescribed an anti-depressant to help stop smoking? Banned.
Many people, when thrust in a dangerous situation find God. Colin has discovered the State. Careful not to fall off your surfboard, Colin. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get blood out of a suit.
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