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Here it is Meister
 

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I'm not apposed to background checks, most gun show venders are reputable dealers and require them anyways.
That's from my experience in Idaho.

From your source,

Studies have generally found some evidence that universal background checks help reduce gun violence, but the research is less than compelling. Recent research found that over 10 years, universal background checks had no effect on gun homicide or suicide rates in the state of California.
 

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Why would it be illegal?


Is there a state or federal law stating a background check is required to purchase a firearm?
 

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So what? Do you have to go through a background check to buy a car? Pressure Cooker? Both have been used in mass murders.
 

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I'm not apposed to background checks, most gun show venders are reputable dealers and require them anyways.
That's from my experience in Idaho.

From your source,

Studies have generally found some evidence that universal background checks help reduce gun violence, but the research is less than compelling. Recent research found that over 10 years, universal background checks had no effect on gun homicide or suicide rates in the state of California.
Do you have any good ideas on how to reduce the number of school shootings in the U.S.? Based on the recent mass shootings in NY and Texas, should the minimum age for firearm purchase be 21?
That may only help a little, but better save SOME innocent lives than not.
 

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So overturning RvW will not stop abortions (it won't) but new laws will stop people from selling guns to each other? (it won't)
 

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And the background check needs some improvement.


The FBI estimates that, on average, about 3,000 people pass a NICS background check each year despite being prohibited under state or federal law from purchasing a gun.4
 

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“The laws vary, but in most states private sellers only break the law if they knowingly sell to a prohibited person.”

Maybe Democrats should release a few hundred thousand more violent felons from prison early this year.
 

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So overturning RvW will not stop abortions (it won't) but new laws will stop people from selling guns to each other? (it won't)
Yes, some. Why are you speaking in such weaselly, absolute terms? Nobody claims a law against something stops all instances of it happening.
 

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Yes, some. Why are you speaking in such weaselly, absolute terms? Nobody claims a law against something stops all instances of it happening.

It isn't going to stop a single person that wants a gun. Better?
 

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I'm interested in the 'Strict Liability' argument. With a required insurance policy covering it.

Meaning, if you are the owner of record of a firearm then a portion of any harm caused by that gun falls on the owner of record.
"Who owns the gun?".....need be among the first questions asked in a gun-violence incident. And that 'owner' automatically has a share of the liability.

Yes, that means if your 17yr old takes the gun from your bedside nightstand and shoots his football rival.....YOU are liable to a degree determined by statute or jury. Same goes, if some vandal steals it from under your pick-up seat while you stop for a brewski.

It also means every friggin' gun in America has an owner-of-record. And that OOR is on the hook for the harm that gun may cause.

In that proposal, we would expect gun ownership to be elevated to a much higher level of responsibility than it currently is. Meaning, folks will go to greater lengths to secure their weapons, and it means that private enterprise insurance companies will apply their for-profit standards on who they insure and who they won't...and at what cost.

Owning a gun has responsibilities.....and those responsibilities come with societal costs. And personal liability.
 

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I'm interested in the 'Strict Liability' argument. With a required insurance policy covering it.

Meaning, if you are the owner of record of a firearm then a portion of any harm caused by that gun falls on the owner of record.
"Who owns the gun?".....need be among the first questions asked in a gun-violence incident. And that 'owner' automatically has a share of the liability.

Yes, that means if your 17yr old takes the gun from your bedside nightstand and shoots his football rival.....YOU are liable to a degree determined by statute or jury. Same goes, if some vandal steals it from under your pick-up seat while you stop for a brewski.

It also means every friggin' gun in America has an owner-of-record. And that OOR is on the hook for the harm that gun may cause.

In that proposal, we would expect gun ownership to be elevated to a much higher level of responsibility than it currently is. Meaning, folks will go to greater lengths to secure their weapons, and it means that private enterprise insurance companies will apply their for-profit standards on who they insure and who they won't...and at what cost.

Owning a gun has responsibilities.....and those responsibilities come with societal costs. And personal liability.

Piss off
 

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