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Thread: - Universal background check tax could top $1.04 billion per year

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    8,709 - Universal background check tax could top $1.04 billion per year


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    A conservative estimate of the cost of imposing universal background checks onto Americans would thus arguably be somewhere between $489 million and a $1.04 billion. Philip Van Cleave, President of the Virginia Citizens Defense League opposes pushing the federal background check system and its’ costs onto private sellers because “background checks, even universal ones, are easy for criminals to get around with a straw purchase.”

    Moreover argues Van Cleave,

    “universal background checks would not have prevented any of these recent tragedies,” pointing to the mass murders committed by Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech, 2007), Anders Behring Breivik (Norway, 2011), Jared Loughner (Tucson, AZ, 2011), James Holmes (Aurora, CA, 2012), and Adam Lanza (Newtown, CT, 2012) who all either passed, or could have passed, dealer background checks to buy guns.

    And apparently Vice-President Joe Biden (D) agrees with Van Cleave, stating this week at lunch with Democrat Senators in Washington DC that universal background checks are not "going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting."

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    Funny, liberals will always argue that there is not enough X to merit imposing Y.

    Want voter ID? Not enough voter fraud to merit imposing that rule. Want armed people on campus? Not enough school shootings to merit that either.

    HOWEVER, they won't let that reasoning get in the way of Universal background checks, in spite of the fact that person to person sales, the gun show loophole etc account for almost zero guns on the street.

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