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  •  Even the originator of our own... (5+ / 0-)

    RKBA group here is opposed to mandatory background checks. In a post a day or so ago, he said he supported mandatory background checks for federally licensed dealers, and supported making the NCIS system available for public use, but sees no reason why transactions between private individuals should require a mandatory check.

    Which, if you ask me, kinda defeats the whole concept of mandatory background checks. How anyone could be opposed to this is beyond my ability to understand.

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    by reflectionsv37 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:15:50 PM PST

    •  I'll tell you why (0+ / 0-)

      Lets say I own a gun that is worth $25 and want to sell it. Who is going to buy it from me if it will cost the buyer $35 to do the background check?

      You see, if the background checks were free (perhaps paid for directly out of the taxes of all citizens), then people would be less opposed to checks.

      George

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