Palin vows to oppose any lawmaker that supports background checks bill

“Please see the link below for why the latest gun control bill should be filibustered and defeated,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post. “I can not and will not support politicians who support any more limits on our Second Amendment rights.”

The link takes readers to a fact sheet that appears to have been put together by Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, called “Why the Schumer-Toomey-Manchin Gun Registry Bill Should Be Filibustered and Defeated.”

Among the claims on the fact sheet are that private sellers who advertise a gun for sale “on a poster at church could be imprisoned,” and that the bill would lead to a national gun registry.

The Toomey-Manchin proposal would close the so-called gun show loophole and require background checks and record keeping for firearms purchased at a gun show, online or through a classified ad. Failure to meet the background-check requirements would be classified as a felony.

However, the bill exempts gun sales between friends and family – a key demand for Republicans.

The proposal would also require gun sellers to maintain records proving to law enforcement officials they conducted a background check on gun buyers. Some conservatives argue this could lead to a registry that would allow the federal government to one day confiscate legally owned firearms.