Do you support the presidents proposed universal background check for firearms?

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Do you support universal background checks for firearm purchases?

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  2. No

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    Poll to follow but please feel free to elaborate on your position.

    Myself I do but I don't know how you impliment it. Trying to make private citizens law enforcement officers seems a bit unfair.
     
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    What is the difference between the background checks we have now, vs what the president wants?
     
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    Can I call NICS ?
     
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    If I sell you my gun. Personal sale.

    No background check.

    Who knows what the president wants.
     
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    A person couldn't lawfully sell a weapon to someone else without first confirming they pass the background check.
     
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    I think you will have to get help with the background check for the sale to be legal.

    A fee at the gun store for the cost of the background check or something like that would be easy enough
     
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    It's one of the few good things that have come from the President as of late.
    We don't need gun control, we need to keep the guns from falling into the wrong hands. A universal background check will do good.
     
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    That's exactly what I read. Private gun sellers would go to a gun store, and for a fee (say, $10.00), the gun store would run the background check, which takes about 5-10 minutes, at the present time.

    Sounds OK to me, but this law is not going to stop gun sales between two criminals, which is a loophole that will NEVER be closed.
     
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    The orders the president signed will give additional funds to states to report mental health reports to the background check system which few do now, end the "gun show loophole" by requiring a background check on all gun sales, and persecute people that deliberately lie on the background checks are just a few.
     
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    Hmm, I like the idea of background checks for all gun sales. However, I'm wondering how much of an added burden that would be for private citizens trying to sell a firearm.
     

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