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Wed Jul 29, 2015, 12:44 PM

 

Lawmakers ask gun dealers to wait for background checks before selling guns

WASHINGTON With Congress unlikely to approve new gun control legislation, a group of senators are urging gun retailers to do what Wal-Mart has done for nearly a decade -- not sell a gun until a background check on the purchaser is completed.

A delay in completing a background check is cited in the purchase of a weapon by Dylann Roof, who is alleged to have used the weapon to shoot and kill nine people attending a Bible study at an historic black Charleston, S.C. church last month.

The FBI is given up to three days to complete the check, with the vast majority done within minutes. But some take more than the three days allowed for completion of the tests. And in those rare cases, gun control advocates said the retailer should wait, as Wal-Mart does, for the background check's completion.

"There's no inconvenience to the retailer in simply requiring that they get information back from the background checks system before they let somebody walk out of their store with a gun," Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct., said. "Do you know why many of them take more than three days? Because there's a criminal trying to buy the gun and it takes the background check system some time to figure out what could be a complicated criminal history."

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/07/lawmakers_ask_gun_dealers_to_w.html

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Reply Lawmakers ask gun dealers to wait for background checks before selling guns (Original post)
SecularMotion Jul 2015 OP
Eleanors38 Jul 2015 #1
flamin lib Jul 2015 #5
oneshooter Jul 2015 #2
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #3
flamin lib Jul 2015 #4
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #7
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #6

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:26 PM

1. More delay. What a polluter asks for instead of paying for the fix. nt

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 11:36 AM

5. The fix was paid for by George W Bush in 2008 but

the NRA has successfully prevented the House Appropriations Committee from allocating the funds. Take it up with the NRA/ILA.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 02:21 PM

2. If they delay past the 3 day limit,

They are violating Federal Law.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 02:32 PM

3. If I may paraphrase our regular interlocutors --

So much for the myth of the law-abiding gun controller.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 02:42 PM

4. No, they are not. Gun dealers are NOT required to sell a gun to anyone even if they pass a

NICS check. Happens all the time at RESPONSIBLE gun dealers. A couple comes in, he picks out a gun, she fills out the paper work and they are refused because it looks like a straw purchase.

No gun dealer HAS to sell a gun to anyone.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:33 PM

7. But absent any reason to delay the transaction the sale should proceed.

In the scenario you described I would wholly agree with the seller not completing the sale but that is not what oneshooter was referring to.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:30 PM

6. Controllers are notoriusly comfortable with misrepresenting data to achieve their aims.

I've no doubt they would work to slow-walk application processing and data reporting as a way to circumvent the law and deprive legitimate applicants from obtaining permits.

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