It was 59% against and 40% for getting rid of the state check when I voted.
The article lauds all the extra benefits of keeping it but like many "systems" it is far from perfect.
I personally know of a man who took his dad's car for a joy ride (stole) and was convicted of a felony when he was 16. With that he couldn't buy a firearm until he was 28 under the law. Unfortunately 16 year olds don't pay attention to the details so when he was 24 he legally bought a firearm at a Hampton gunshow via an FFL and passed state and federal checks. It wasn't until he was pulled over after buying pot that they found the cased & unloaded gun in his trunk and reminded him that he wasn't allowed to have a gun. So now he is a convicted adult felon never to own a gun again. So whether or not the "system" is supposed to catch all these special cases I know for a fact it doesn't.