In Ohio I see people try to buy a gun all the time with a DL that lists a former address-so they have to bring say an IRS refund check, a Jury Summons etc that shows their new address. A gun shop I used to represent was across the street from the BMV-Ohio License bureau. It was convenient and the hours of the BMV was on the shop wall of the gun shop
As for illegal immigrants? That is more complicated for me. I wouldnít actively protest a bill that banned them from buying guns, but I am torn on it morally. For one, I only think violent criminals and people who are mentally unstable should lose their right to bear arms. I donít think just any crime should result in loss of that right. If you went to jail for writing bad checks then upon getting out of jail and perhaps upon completion of your probation, you should be able to own a gun again. If you used a gun in the committing of a crime then you should lose the right to have a gun, possibly for the rest of your life.
Illegal immigration isnít a violent crime. I personally donít even think it is an immoral one. On the other hand, they also havenít served their sentence for committing the crime. While a check bouncer may not be a violent criminal, I also donít think he should be able to buy a gun while there is a warrant for his arrest for committing that non-violent crime. Illegal immigrants donít tend to have warrants out for their arrest because, well, the authorities arenít aware who they are yet. But that is a technicality. If I am going to be true to the spirit of my stance, then I would have to say it is just to forbid illegal immigrants from buying guns, at least until they become legal and pay whatever penalty for their previous transgression that the law prescribes.
Non-citizens are already barred from legally purchasing firearms in the US.They're foreigners and therefore have no 2nd Amendment rights. Plus, many of them are in the country illegally. The 2nd Amendment affords citizens the right to bear arms, not foreigners who have invaded for nefarious purposes. So should we make sure to check for citizenship before allowing the sale of a gun? And include that check at gun shows?
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.