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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 12:35 PM
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91. Hey, why not.
opposed to strict, thorough background checks
I don't think anyone here IS opposed to background checks. What some people might be opposed to, depending on the TYPE of background check, is unreasonable delays 'processing the request', excessive fees, etc. But overall, nobody is complaining about background checks.

why would you be bothered with say, having a 2 to 4 week waiting period? what is the rush?
I might be replacing a damaged weapon for a competitive shooting appointment. I might be buying a gun for a birthday present. Etc. Can you cite ANY evidence a 2-4 week waiting period has ever saved a life? I'm pretty sure someone here is going to be able to cite, at least some individuals who lost their lives to people they had a restraining order against, while waiting on a firearm purchase.

in addition to closing the gun show loophole.
You probably don't even know what the 'gun show loophole' is, but regardless, most of us support 'closing' the 'loophole' by allowing NICS access to everyone. That would 'close' the 'loophole' for gun shows, newspaper classified ads, friend of a friend, and private transfers of all sorts.

that's what I don't get about the anti-gun control people. why would any law-biding citizen be against it unless they were criminally predisposed and/or mentally unbalanced that they would fail a thorough background check?
Most, to all of us, want to see gun control measures that actually TARGET CRIME. We do not need any more laws that amount to nothing more than a pain in the ass for law-abiding citizens, and do nothing to even slow down the criminally minded.
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