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What is so bad about background checks for gun purchases?


I have seen many complaints about expanding background checks for gun purchases but I haven't seen reasons attached to the complaints. Society has to go through tests to get things like drivers licenses before they can operate a vehicle, why the resistance to background checks? If you are an everyday citizen you have nothing to worry about.

 

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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    Too bad georgie doesn't actually know what goes on inside a gun show. All buyers and all sellers must abide by all state/federal laws at a gun show, or over the backyard fence. If not, it is an illegal transaction.


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    Michael Collins (mike102771) 4 years ago

    Hi Jack (do I know you?)

    I think we should have a national ID card such as the one from the show Fringe. The card could be the background check, license, proof of citizenship, and currency. A show Me for everyone.


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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    perhaps you can look into your soapbox to explain why you want to make the 99.999 percent of gun owners jump thru hoops when it is 0,001 percent who cause problems. What other legal products that are misused by such a small percent do you control?


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    2bealive 4 years ago

    Because it's those that shoot kids that fall into that wide group. These checks will hopefully weed out some of them. You can't get all of them but at least get some!


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    Mklow1 4 years ago

    I am not real sure about 90% agreeing. Maybe 90% wouldn't mind background check, but that is very different than 90% wanting it. I think gun control people are misrepresenting that fact.


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    LongTimeMother 4 years ago

    A lot of your suggestions are already successfully implemented in Australia. :)


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    Warren Samu (thegecko) 4 years ago

    Also known as the Anarchist Conundrum.

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    Alberic O 4 years ago

    The law will have to state which mental illness and which symptoms. Also, it will have state which disorders (if any) can be effectively treated. But schizophrenia pales in comparison to psychopathy and anti social personality disorder


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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    90 percent of Americans don't even agree if the sun is shining yet you want to use a bogus poll to justify modifying a Bill of Rights provision?Especially since that law would have done nothing to prevent Sandy Hook? This is "reasonable" gun control.


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