Originally Posted by peacepipe
There's always a point in doing a BG check. Just cause the fed may or may not have a record of who has been ruled mentally I'll doesn't mean there shouldn't be universal BG checks.
See this is what people are talking about when they talk about the naked opportunism. Our politicians seize on a tragedy to start crafting things they way they had already predetermined before the event ever happened. Even if there's zero evidence that their personal preference would've done a single thing to prevent the tragedy they're marketing. It's like they're just waiting for something bad to happen so they can use it as a tool to their own ends.
Would the checks have stopped either the Aurora or Sandy Hook shooters? I'm sorry, but if some crackpot like that can walk into a store and buy a gun, background check and all, it seems like a pretty fruitless exercise to force every used gun sale between grandpa and dad to go through a background check.
At the end of the day, this is all it is.