I think he meant to say something like that.Originally Posted by Richards
Or is he really stupid enough to think that criminals will go to a dealer & do BG checks on each other?
(Or is he proposing a system that any citizen can use, for free, simply by calling a phone number like dealers do?)
So he broke several laws (possessing a firearm while under a restraining order, murder, probably the transport statute & the "GF"SZ), but Mr Richards thinks that having one more law would have stopped him?Zina’s estranged husband ignored a judge’s order, violated his domestic violence restraining order and purchased a firearm
We have laws on our books thatpurport to prohibit felons, violent criminals, domestic abusers or individuals with mental illness* from legally possessing firearms.
He really is that stupid.
* This is a common mistake. No illness is a disqualifier. If there were, I'd think that epilepsy & narcolepsy would be high on the list, as would alcoholism & other drug addictions.
No, 80% of the people polled answered the carefully-worded question in a way which could be looked at as being supportive of universal registration. How did they determine their sample population? Where's the raw data, the actual questions used?Over 80 percent of Wisconsinites favor universal background checks for firearm purchases, according to a new Marquette Law School Poll released this week.
And if he really believed universal registration was the answer, why wait for a poll? Why not introduce it the first day he was in office? Or the day after the spa shooting. Or the day after the temple shooting. Or the day after the latest school shooting.
Obviously he hasn't tried to buy a firearm.Buying a firearm is inexpensive, quick and easy.
I think we need a law saying that if an elected representative, at whatever level, wants to make a law about something s/he has to demonstrate basic competence in the subject matter.
Why rely on decades of data from across the US? Why pay attention to research from various sources (including fedgov agencies) saying that universal registration / background checks do nothing to reduce the rate of violent crime?Universal background checks ... will however significantly limit criminal access to firearms.
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