Instead of background checks to buy a gun....

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    Why don't we just have background checks to commit a crime? I mean, the criminals are really the problem, right? Let's just require people to submit to a background check before they commit crimes, that way we can track them. Makes sense, right?
     
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    What, nobody wants to help prevent violent crimes?
     
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    It seems that lots of people think that laws are meant only to prevent crimes from happening.

    While they sometimes accomplish this goal, they have other purposes. One of the most important being to institute a penalty to deal with those who do not obey them.

    The laws that we have making murder a crime do not prevent all murders but we can...and do imprison those who murder or assault others. Because doing so is against the law. While these people are in prison, they can no longer be a danger to the citizenry.
     
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    It would be Racist to do so.
     
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    Most gun deaths are suicides and domestic arguments that went wrong.

    The problem is that most of you don't need guns...

    and a gun in the home is so dangerous that the NRA doesn't even want the CDC to study the problem.
     
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    Murder/suicides and domestic arguments gone wrong makes sense for lawful women to have guns.
     
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    murder is a disease?
     
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    Hey moron a domestic dispute that ends in a shooting is a violent crime. DUH
     
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    There's a rubber room for threads like this.

    If you don't think a convicted pedophile should be barred from getting a job at a daycare center, or as your child's teacher,

    if you don't think someone with multiple drunk driving convictions should prevented from getting a job as a school bus driver,

    then you probably don't think that anyone convicted of a gun crime should be denied a gun permit, or a gun purchase,

    because background checks are how we determine what those people's records are.
     
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    Chris Berman once said "There is no such thing as a stupid question. Just stupid people who ask questions.” Which is very appropriate for this post.
     

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