Obama admin. sends guns to Syria…without background checks

News over the past 48 hours that the Obama administration has already started delivering small arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels, even while Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated a so-called “peaceful solution” to the chemical weapons controversy, leaves questions about the kinds of loopholes the president has complained about regarding private gun transactions here in the United States. Question #1: Have these rebels, who reportedly have ties to terrorist groups, gone through background checks? Polling suggests most Americans, including most gun owners, favor some sort of check, provided it is not overly invasive. They should be fast, convenient, inexpensive and comply with a uniform national standard. Continue reading

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