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  •  Uh, okay. Uh-huh. Sure. So why bother? (2+ / 0-)
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    tytalus, DefendOurConstitution
    Expanded background checks will have no measurable impact on transfers to the criminal market.

    Sheesh.

    •  But they will mean sure & complete confication! (1+ / 0-)
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      WakeUpNeo

      OMG, you guys are gunning for my gunzzzzz!

      /snark

      Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

      by DefendOurConstitution on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:43:22 PM PST

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        happy camper

        The current NICS system guards against that risk, and current proposals only seek to extend it to the private market.  Additional privacy protections can be put in place to further assure gun owners.  And if we're real smart about it, the feds will release the NICS software client for public download so that citizens need not involve a licensed dealer.  

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      happy camper

      Because expanded background checks are worth it for other reasons.  You can't go wrong giving citizens the tools with which to cleanly and unambiguously separate their business from the illegal secondary market, and there's very little burden to the effort asked.  That's the practical consideration.  Politically, ending the debate on this so-called loophole would be a blessing all by itself.

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