The Lost and Found Bin of Excuses

17 04 2016

Downtown

Can’t use Amendment 5 as a crutch anymore, SCOMO totally shut and locked and hermetically sealed those doors.

So it’s time to dig into the lost and found bin of excuses and dig up the Permit to Transfer bromide.

A bromide which others have refuted well enough, but even a response like this is too clever by half.  All you need to do is to heed the words of someone who actually did the PTT paperwork to buy his first pistol, that being your ever-lovin’ blogmeister.  I have never heard of a case of anyone being prosecuted for not filling out the PTT paperwork after having purchased or sold a “concealable firearm” (barrel length < 20in) during the time when the PTT system was law in the state.  The PTT law hasn’t existed since 2007, but even before, it might as well have not existed.  Besides, St. Louis City’s most murderous year was 1993, a year when PTT was theoretically law.

But there’s another thing that’s bugging me from this MSNBC video.  Dotson bitches about rural predominance of the General Assembly, even though House and Senate districts are drawn on a population basis; there are (or are supposed to be) about the same number of people living in the smallest most densely populated St. Louis urban legislative district as there are living in the largest, most rural district.  But that’s not the point.  The irony of the matter is that eliminating the PTT system actually and in practice made it slightly more difficult for rural Missourians to purchase firearms legally.  You’re able to read in the link above what the PTT paperwork entailed.  While St. Louis City’s Sheriff and the St. Louis County Police Department made you abide by this scheme to the letter, the taboo fact of the matter is that many rural sheriffs treated this process as a rubber stamp.  They said the purchaser and seller actually filled out the paperwork when they really didn’t, as long as the sheriff knew both well enough.  In some cases, the sheriff even rubber stamped buyers who legally couldn’t buy, but the felony was a long time ago, really bad fuck-up as a kid, he’s been on the straight and narrow for decades.  And, while the PTT law existed, Missourians who bought didn’t have to get the NICS check, because legally, a NICS had to be run during the PTT process waiting period.  Like I said, that happened if you were an urban buyer, but many times, not in rural areas.  Now that PTT no longer exists and it’s just straight NICS queued by the seller, this means no more friendly rural sheriff rubber stamping, and he whose felony was a long time ago is going to get denied.

No bother, though, if you give enough people just enough of an excuse, damned if they don’t take it.  What, you didn’t expect Sam Dotson to name the ook, did you?  And you didn’t expect Obama/Soros/team blue to take responsibility for throwing a lit match into the gasoline pool of the black undertow for partisan electoral political purposes, did you?

One more thing:  You’ll notice the video starts with the WMSKEO yard signs, and there are apparently new versions that have the phone number to the Job Corps.  Well, there’s late breaking news about that:  Claire McCaskill wants more money for more policing at security at JC, because, as you know, the local Dindus are turning Job Corps into job corpse.

 


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17 04 2016
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I thought of another irony.

The gun legislation in 2007 which eliminated PTT paperwork also toughened the state’s felon in possession law to make it absolute; before then, it allowed felons to own guns after they were off probation. In theory only, because the Feds’ felon in possession law is absolute and has been since it was enacted in 1968.




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