Dispute over records for private gun sales snags Senate talks over expanded background checks

  • Article by: ALAN FRAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 24, 2013 - 7:35 PM
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capsule2Feb. 24, 13 8:37 PM

They are not worried about someone confiscating their guns. They are worried about being held LIABLE when their guns do harm.

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EleanoreFeb. 25, 13 7:22 AM

All they need to do is open up the current background check system to anyone, not just FFL holders so you eliminate the possibility of a fee to exercise the civil right which would be illegal.

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adliblogFeb. 25, 13 8:44 AM

They are not worried about someone confiscating their guns. They are worried about being held LIABLE when their guns do harm. *** Good point. But there's no need to make handgun and assault gun "hobby" owners register their weapons ... with anybody except an insurer that is. Let the entity which indemnifies and assumes the risk do all the background checks necessary for the insurer to stay in business. Without said insurance the citizens' right to possess and use these firearms would be subject to the same sanctions as for uninsured motorists even if the gun "owner" has committed no cther crime yet.

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EleanoreFeb. 25, 13 9:02 AM

Mandiating any specific targeted insurance coverage for exercising a civil right would be illegal, plain and simple. it doesn't matter if we're talking about keeping and bearing arms, or voting. No legislature, executive, or congress has the authority to stipulate a fee for exercising a civil right. this would be an effort in poor and dangerous governmental overreach. People could be harmed by this sort of failure.

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tooty123Feb. 25, 13 3:00 PM

What good are background checks if they are not done on every gun sale? If it isn't done gun shows and private sales, it is still the same as it has been. No change.

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lostinstpaulFeb. 25, 13 4:36 PM

No gun registry, its the first step to confiscation, which IS the goal lets just be clear. Listen to the Libs when they talk- FEinstein has said it in so many words- if it were up to her, she'd conficate ALL guns.

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