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.
Situations like this story are why we protect the 2nd Amendment.
Side note: With universal background checks, I wouldn’t be able to let my friends borrow my handgun when they travel alone like this. We would make felons out of people just for defending themselves. https://t.co/x60mdd1WW1
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) September 4, 2019
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.
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