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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    THAT'S a huge big fat lie.
    See below:


    Universal Background Checks Maintain High Public Support: Polls
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    There are CURRENT back ground checks really dont have any impact on rhe criminals who disobey them.
    Most criminals do not buy their guns after passing a background checks, if that is what you think. Only the far right believe that background checks do not deter purchase of guns by criminals and the mentally deranged.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Most criminals do not buy their guns after passing a background checks, if that is what you think. Only the far right believe that background checks do not deter purchase of guns by criminals and the mentally deranged.
    I think the key word here is purchase. Most criminals obtain their guns by going different routes than go through a background check. I do not know how background checks will effect the mentally ill. Especially when their medical records aren't public. I suppose a mentally ill patient found to be not all there by the courts would be caught, but not the rest.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think the key word here is purchase. Most criminals obtain their guns by going different routes than go through a background check.
    Because background checks are a good deterrent from buying them from a dealer. And many of the guns on the street come from gun show purchases without a background check in 40 states.


    I do not know how background checks will effect the mentally ill. Especially when their medical records aren't public. I suppose a mentally ill patient found to be not all there by the courts would be caught, but not the rest.
    The plan is to do a better job of networking into the NICS system what mental instability background that can be released and extending the background check requirement to gun sales in all the states.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Because background checks are a good deterrent from buying them from a dealer. And many of the guns on the street come from gun show purchases without a background check in 40 states.




    The plan is to do a better job of networking into the NICS system what mental instability background that can be released and extending the background check requirement to gun sales in all the states.
    Might work, time will tell I guess.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Although I personally do not feel that as a responsible gun owner with no criminal background that I should be intimidated by or otherwise worried by a background check, and I would likely extend this thought to the majority of law-abiding citizens that happen to be gun owners, I take a couple issues with universal background checks. The constitutionality of universal background checks is in question, and we have yet to hear what the government would do with the information they gained from a background check. On the mental health front, there has been no indication as to what might define a mental illness that would prevent an otherwise law-abiding individual from exercising their right, and it also opens up the door for discrimination.

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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    Although I personally do not feel that as a responsible gun owner with no criminal background that I should be intimidated by or otherwise worried by a background check, and I would likely extend this thought to the majority of law-abiding citizens that happen to be gun owners, I take a couple issues with universal background checks. The constitutionality of universal background checks is in question, and we have yet to hear what the government would do with the information they gained from a background check. On the mental health front, there has been no indication as to what might define a mental illness that would prevent an otherwise law-abiding individual from exercising their right, and it also opens up the door for discrimination.

    Well, may as well do nothing than, right? Just keep selling guns to criminals and the mentally deranged in 40 states...............
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Vast Majority Supports Universal Background Checks For Gun Purchases

    "A new poll finds that the vast majority of Americans support universal background checks for all gun purchases:

    A new poll shows 88 percent of all Americans support universal background checks on the purchase of firearms, evidence of strong political backing ahead of votes on Senate gun control bill that would expand the practice.

    The survey, published Friday by Quinnipiac University, showed that 83 percent of Republicans and 96 percent of Democrats supported universal background checks. Eighty-eighty percent of independents supported expansion of background checks, while 91 percent of women and 85 percent of men backed the practice.

    Support was consistent across every racial, economic, education, and religious category, with no group showing lower than 85 percent support for closing the so-called “gun show loophole.” Even 85 percent of households that already own a gun supported the practice."

    Vast Majority Supports Universal Background Checks For Gun Purchases
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    Re: Universal background checks

    I wonder how they would respond if they were told

    while there is no constitutional basis for the federal government to order such checks do you support them

    DO you support such checks even though the same laws applied to licensed dealers were found not to have any useful impact on crime rates

    Do you support such checks because gun restrictionists want to use them to register all privately held firearms



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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I wonder how they would respond if they were told

    while there is no constitutional basis for the federal government to order such checks do you support them

    DO you support such checks even though the same laws applied to licensed dealers were found not to have any useful impact on crime rates

    Do you support such checks because gun restrictionists want to use them to register all privately held firearms


    Obviously, the great majority of Americans, including 85% of gun owners, are not buying your far right wing talking points.
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