Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) appeared on Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to call for an end to gun-free zones around schools. He brilliantly explains how restrictions on the Second Amendment hurt law-abiding citizens, not criminals.
As he says, background checks are unconstitutional.
– They violate the 1st Amendment because they compel people to speak and provide information about themselves.
– They violate the right against self-incrimination under the 5th Amendment because you have to provide evidence against yourself in order to acquire a gun.
– They also violate the 10th Amendment because the requirement to provide this information to the federal government is not explicitly stated as one of its powers in the Constitution.
Aside from being unconstitutional, which should be a big deal considering the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land, Congressman Thomas Massie does a great job explaining why they just don’t (and can’t) work: