Dan Crenshaw: Universal Background Checks Endanger Self-Defense

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 06: U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas after appearances by U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on April 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump has cited his moving …
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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) used a tweet Tuesday to stress his concern that universal background checks endanger self-defense by inhibiting one’s ability to loan a friend a gun with which to defend themselves.

He made this point in reference to an ABC13 story about a woman who used a gun to save herself when allegedly attacked by robbers. Crenshaw tweeted that universal background checks would prohibit him from loaning a gun to friend for a self-defense situation, thereby diminishing that friend’s ability to defend him or herself.

On August 13, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach warned that universal background checks disallow loaning a gun to friend. He worried that a “young woman who wants to borrow a gun from a friend to protect herself would be out of luck.”

On August 8, NPR reported Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) saying he thinks “background checks” will be one of the gun controls to “lead the discussion” when the Senate reconvenes.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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