Universal Background Checks

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    Joe Biden Gun Control Recommendations: Background Checks To Be Top Priority


    Sam Stein
    01/11/2013


    WASHINGTON -- Just days before Vice President Joe Biden issues a sweeping series of recommendations on gun policy Tuesday, the outline of his suggestions is coming into focus.

    Multiple sources close to the talks tell The Huffington Post that the vice president will make universal background checks for all gun purchases the "top priority" of his suggestions. The idea has broad support among politicians in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as well as backing from some traditionally pro-gun rights voices.

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    i'm not really sure what to think about this. on the one hand, it seems to make sense and would help decrease the chance of wackos or criminals purchasing 'legal' guns. however, i believe it will simply cause those people to use illicit methods to purchase guns. somewhat like how prohibition 'worked'.

    also, why should we be required to have our personal information opened up to the government for exercising a constitutional right? you can have an abortion with utmost privacy, but, if you buy a gun, your personal information can be posted for all to see in some jurisdictions.

    there are less restrictions to vote than buying a gun and i dare say, voting is vastly more important.
     
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    The war on guns will become the new war on drugs if we're not careful. Criminals will benefit the most, both from being able to sell guns, and being able to use them.
     
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    How about we start with a Background Check on the President and his entire Cabinet to include all the czars?

    Then PUBLISH that info for all to see?

    Then go on to Congress, Military Leaders, other High Ranking Civilians.

    Then go to States.
     
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    How does one 'Background Check' the Universe?

    From a practical standpoint, the universe includes the background checkers.
     
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    Tell me, how do you do a background check on every sale, without knowing where every gun is? This is a soft way to sell national registration. I won't go there.
     
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    We could fix this problem fast and furiously. We just need the right people.
     
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    Then you'll go to jail and be a bigger bitch than you already are.
     
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    I think you have the mistaken impression you have the majority opinion on this issue. You're believing too much of your own propaganda.
     

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