Background Checks

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The background checks prevented him from buying at gun at multiple gun shops.

He then tried to buy one in a private sale but before that could be completed the cops caught up with him
 
The background checks prevented him from buying at gun at multiple gun shops.

He then tried to buy one in a private sale but before that could be completed the cops caught up with him
Had the father not done the right thing the kid would have gotten a gun/guns by hook or crook. The only thing background checks accomplish is inconvenience law abiding citizens and create a de facto gun registry.

If you are disqualified from owning firearms (convicted felon, etc.) and you attempt to buy a gun that is a felony. Go look and see how many disqualified gun buyers have been prosecuted for attempting to buy a firearm.
 

VTRman

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Had the father not done the right thing the kid would have gotten a gun/guns by hook or crook. The only thing background checks accomplish is inconvenience law abiding citizens and create a de facto gun registry.

If you are disqualified from owning firearms (convicted felon, etc.) and you attempt to buy a gun that is a felony. Go look and see how many disqualified gun buyers have been prosecuted for attempting to buy a firearm.
Yes. It's just so stupid.
 

VTRman

Senior Member
Don't care if he gets "help" or not.

The comments on that Daily Kos article are awesome. Super extra strong stupid.
 
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Of course that is why he was caught,.. No one is saying the background check paperwork leaped off the counter and put cuffs on the guy.
 
Here try the local Texas police then

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/P...59885891.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_DFWBrand



I hope the guy gets the mental help he needs
It's not your sources that is the issue. The issue is the assertion background checks work. They don't, they never have and they never will. The reality proves me right. People who are prohibited from owning guns can get all the guns they want and they do. Adding a background check for private sales isn't going to change a thing except further infringe on the 2A.
 

ryanh487

Senior Member
If you lie on a form 4473 it is supposed to be a felony.

1 denial, if someone really didn't know something was on their record, i could understand.

but if the system WORKED, then the second denial should have resulted in law enforcement immediately looking for the guy.

Nothing would have been averted at all if the dad hadn't called. If the kid was living on his own, he would have ended up tracking down a private sale, either through a legitimately ignorant seller or from a criminal seller, and gotten what he wanted no matter what.

Even if he hadn't been denied the sale and gotten the guns he tried to buy, he wouldn't have started shooting on his way home. His dad's phonecall is still what would have alerted authorities.
 
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