I’m for universal background checks, if we can solve the problem of how to check backgrounds without giving one private person access to information about another private person’s fitness to own a gun.
I believe you should be able to request your own background check. That way, if you find you are flagged in error, you can take care of it, and if it turns out you are flagged correctly, in the sense that legally you are not allowed to buy a gun, you KNOW this so you don’t go try to buy a gun and then get prosecuted for trying when you weren’t allowed.
Having checked ahead of time, you should then be able to give another private owner a code, which they could use to go to the background check site, which would tell them ONLY if you cleared. They wouldn’t get your information, and couldn’t randomly check people.
And NO registration. Not until we have a way to ensure the list is only accessable by GUN, and not accessable until a particular gun is used in a crime.
The left has demonstrated how gun registration leads to crime. So eliminating registration is the best way to limit gun crimes.
But so long as there are laws that constitutionally prohibit certain people from having guns, I support the means to enforce those laws, which means background checks.
You’re assuming the ones deciding the check are fair.
The point of the 2ndA is when they’re not.