Sunday, December 7, 2014

Editoral: Background Checks are Ineffective, RGJ

The Reno Gazette-Journal presented a very common sense article on background checks. As the informed reader knows, background checks are ineffective and easily avoided by criminals. Expanding them to private sales of firearms is merely a feel-good measure that does nothing except restrict the rights of the law-abiding. It's just the first step to slowly roll back American's 2nd Amendment rights.

Some salient quotes:

"This all sounds very common sense but when the plan meets real-world situations, it falls apart. For supporters to justify passage of the initiative, they need to show it would decrease the tragedies seen too often in the news.

Consider three of the biggest mass shootings in recent memory, none of which would have been avoided if this proposal had been in effect in the states where they happened."

"Nevada’s background check proposal may give the feeling that at least something is being done, but it is not a good use of time and money if the goal is to decrease gun violence."

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