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    The most dangerous guns are the ones no one talks about--hand guns do the most damage to the most people.  Saturday night specials is a term rarely heard anymore--background checks won't stop anything as long as surrogates are available.  At the least, bullets need to be as hard to get as prescription drugs--and need to be encoded on the inside.

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:20:35 AM PDT

    •  We already know from the limited... (4+ / 0-)

      ...amount of studies that have been done that this is not true: "background checks won't stop anything." They already do. They don't stop everybody who shouldn't have a gun from getting one. Even an expanded version won't stop everybody. But anything that makes it harder saves lives.

      I totally agree, however, that more is needed in addition to a good background check law.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:35:54 AM PDT

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      •  You could start by mandating (0+ / 0-)

        That law enforcement investigate any person who fails a NICS check. If they're a prohibited possessor,  it's a felony for them to handle the gun at all. Lying on the 4473 is also a felony.

        Seems like it would be pretty easy to get convictions...

        Just saying "sorry,  you were denied," like they tried to use an empty debit card, doesn't stop anybody from buying a gun....
        But it's pretty tough to buy one in prison.

        --Shannon

        "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
        "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

        by Leftie Gunner on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:04:15 PM PDT

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