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  •  I was just speculating (2+ / 0-)
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    buddabelly, LilithGardener

    Perhaps someone else will be able to find out. I'm not good at that kind of research. Wish I was.



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    by splashy on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 06:22:50 PM PST

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    •  Laws imposing waiting periods (2+ / 0-)
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      From the Law Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence - a group of California Lawyers that have been pushing back against ALEC/NRA for almost 2 decades.

      Laws Imposing Waiting Periods
      Background

      Laws imposing waiting periods require that a specified number of days elapse between the time a firearm is purchased and it is physically transferred to the purchaser.  The goals of a waiting period are to: (1) give law enforcement officials sufficient time to perform a background check; and (2) provide a “cooling off” period to help guard against impulsive acts of violence.

      As described below, after three business days, federal law allows a dealer to deliver a firearm to a purchaser even if a background check has not been completed.  Each year, over 3,000 ineligible persons receive firearms through this default provision.  The FBI has determined that, in 2012, the number was as high as 3,722.1 The average time it takes for the FBI to determine that these people are ineligible to receive firearms is 25 days.2 As a result, the FBI has recommended extending the maximum time to allow more research time to complete background checks and to reduce the number of prohibited purchasers who are able to purchase firearms by default.3

      Waiting periods may reduce suicides. Suicides are frequently impulsive acts, and approximately 90% of people who have lived through a suicide attempt do not subsequently die by suicide.4

      A person who attempts suicide by a method other than a firearm is much more likely to live than a person who uses a firearm.5
      o    More than 90% of all suicide attempts with a firearm, if serious enough to require hospital treatment, result in death.6
      o    Suicide attempts by jumping, by comparison, carry a 34% fatality rate; suicide attempts by drug poisoning carry a 2% fatality rate.7
      About 50% of suicides in the U.S. are committed with a gun.8

      Americans support waiting periods for firearm purchases.  

      A survey conducted for the New England Journal of Medicine in January 2013 found that 76% of Americans, including 67% of gun owners and 47% of NRA members, support giving law enforcement up to 5 business days, if needed, to complete a background check for gun buyers.9 Similarly, a December 2011 poll found that 74% of people without a firearm in the home support a five-day waiting period for the purchase of firearms, while 50% of NRA members support this measure.10

      [emphasis added]

      You can find out whether your state has a waiting period here: Waiting periods, state by state.

      Hope that helps.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 09:26:28 PM PST

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      •  Your source provides ideologically-driven (3+ / 0-)
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        FrankRose, buddabelly, theatre goon

        assumptions, "evidenced" by non-sequiturs.

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        by Robobagpiper on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 08:40:32 AM PST

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        •  Better source? Please post a link. (1+ / 0-)
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          coquiero

          Info and links to all 50 state laws are available at the links I posted.

          Non-sequitur?

          A request for research was met with available resources, both compiled summaries and links to actual law in all 50 states and DC. If you have a better reference, I'd really appreciate if you could be troubled to post a link. Thanks.

          "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

          by LilithGardener on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 10:52:32 AM PST

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      •  Thank you (2+ / 0-)
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        LilithGardener, coquiero

        It seems that homicides of spouses/exes/SOs would also be lower with a waiting period.



        Women create the entire labor force.
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        Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

        by splashy on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 10:46:40 AM PST

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