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So what is wrong with anyone who wants to purchase a weapon having to go through a back round check prior to purchase be it at a gun show or where ever?
Thank goodness! This is great news from the legislature.
More than enough time has been spent on this subject. Rep. Paymar, Ms. Martens, Chief Dolan, Mayor Rybak, et. al. have all gotten their full share of face time so they can assure their "sponsors" that they are now rising stars in the anti-gun ranks which is what all this was apparently about.
The sociopolitical rift in this country is wide enough already, even without the gun issue. That the DFL has risked rendering our civic and social fabric even wider asunder merely to pass some mush-headed, feel-good but do nothing anti-gun bills, has been astounding. I will hope that clearer heads will prevail.
What good is a background check if the mentally ill or criminals can just go to a gun show or a private person?? How ridiculous is that!!! The NRA and its backers say they want guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and criminals but not having a complete background check on all purchases does not fit the criteria. The NRA/manufacturers don't want ANY laws governing the purchase of ammo or guns. Remember their number one goal has always been to sell as many guns of any type for a profit. Their profitability has increased in this economy. Fear is their game; profit is the motive.
I’d have to think that this has to do with the fee for civil right violation that would be involved using the current background check system. Until any citizen can call in for free for a background check on a potential buyer, any system that caused a fee to be involved on the transaction, like going through an FFL holder, would be unconstitutional. Plus there really isn’t any trigger that would trip it when gifting to individuals or family. So there’s your working point DFLers, fix them and you should have your universal background check system.
There is no "gun show loophole". Licensed dealers are already required to verify buyers. Anything else is a private sale between individuals. Just how would you propose to change that? Please be specific. It seems only the "good guys" would follow the rules, just like everywhere else.
other peoples right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness doesn't matter to the gun nuts. I sure don't feel safe with all the gun loonies packing in public.
how do you tell a "good guy with a gun" from a nut job with a gun? Anyone that carries in public is dangerous and threatening.
Last year, he WAS able to pass a bad stadium bill with a shaky funding source that will haunt an entire generation of Minnesotans. However, when it comes to a bill that will help prevent thousands of tragic deaths over the same period of time............
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