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Response to rrneck (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 03:41 PM

14. I think the main benefit would be helping honest people stay honest.

Most sellers don't want to sell to a prohibited person, and would be happy to have a tool similar to this (the DMV trip is a significant burden for somebody with a job) so they don't have to take the purchaser's word for it. This would be mostly effective against the prohibited people who generally operate within lawful society -- convicted spousal abusers, nonviolent felons, certain mentally ill, etc. It would not work against organized criminals that steal, sell, and buy guns in the underworld anyway, and wouldn't always work against a crooked seller who just doesn't care. For those, I think the occasional undercover police purchaser could be a motivation to avoid the risk of dirty sales.

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