Jens 'n' Frens
Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.
"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures." -- Daniel Webster
Friday, April 12, 2013 :::
It seems that the most likely change in federal gun laws in this session of Congress (though my understanding is that it's still not very likely) is to expand the requirement for background checks around transfers of guns. According to Senator Cruz, as of yesterday the actual text of the bill was unavailable, but based on preliminary discussions, Dave Kopel described last week some of the (possibly unintended) consequences of the Senate bill. To sum up, what it describes as a "transfer" is not necessarily what you or I would consider a transfer - for example, leaving your guns at home with your spouse while you travel on business for a week or letting someone else shoot your gun on your property under your supervision.