Stop talking about background checks

Background checks are already a thing. Expanding them is pointless.

This is the first of a 3-page document, Form 4473, entitled ‘Firearms Transaction Record.’ Every law-abiding citizen in the US fills this form out, awaits processing by the seller, and receives approval from the Federal Government to purchase his or her weapon before they can leave a store with a gun. The story that they’re not wide-reaching or all-inclusive is a myth. Most lawful gun owners have no problem with this process and see it as a meaningful way to keep guns out of the wrong hands. But, lawful gun owners aren’t the problem. The problem is the system that sits behind this paperwork is flawed, has loopholes, and fails to punish the criminals who don’t use it. More encumbrance on lawful individuals is absolutely not the way to keep the unlawful from having guns. That’s like lowering the speed limit because some people speed. Let’s encourage our lawmakers to start discussing real solutions.

Every lawful gun purchaser fills out this form or one like it.
Every lawful gun purchaser fills out this form or one like it.
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One thought on “Stop talking about background checks”

  1. It wouldn’t matter if they make more nonsense laws, the criminals don’t abide by them. They’re criminals, they don’t obey any laws. Most of the gun laws they have now are just to take away our right to keep and bear arms. Also, laws aren’t going to stop terrorists from accomplishing their goals either.

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