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"Universal Background Checks" are just a code to move toward Universal Firearms Registration. They will accomplish nothing to reduce crime, they have always been a failure in this regard.

If you want to reduce crime, go after those who truely should not have weapons.

1 posted on 01/21/2013 9:24:42 PM PST by marktwain
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Here. Now.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 9:39:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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Confucius say man who look for gun find bullet.


3 posted on 01/21/2013 9:39:06 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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Ah republicans, they never cease to not amaze me.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 9:49:32 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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http://www.flake.senate.gov/


5 posted on 01/21/2013 9:49:41 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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Universal Sanity Checks? Will this apply to voter registrations as well?


6 posted on 01/21/2013 9:50:44 PM PST by petitfour
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Well, maybe this is an opportunity to walk back some of the bad ideas that we’ve had shoved down our throats since 1968.

For instance, if all we’re concerned about is “background checks”, why does a 4473 have to go along with every firearm? Change the law — run a potential buyer through NICs, sure, no problem. But why keep a record of the private sale firearm that two private citizens want to sell?


7 posted on 01/21/2013 9:59:34 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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Psalm 146:3


8 posted on 01/21/2013 10:13:13 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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the GOP senate should be required to carry strap on dildos with them at all times so they can be reminded what they are doing to us by being so damned weak

sickening


11 posted on 01/21/2013 10:30:15 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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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.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 10:31:46 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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I agree with you that it doesn’t look like background checks are really doing anything to stop gun violence — but it’s hard to say since we have no idea how many potential criminals are being deterred because they can’t allow their names to be checked.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 10:33:08 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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Jeff better remember his base or he will be looking for a new job next election. Arizonans don’t go for that gun control crap AT ALL


14 posted on 01/21/2013 10:34:12 PM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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Unfortunately for the liberals, Flake is in the Senate, not the house. The House is where all this craps stops dead.


15 posted on 01/21/2013 10:36:33 PM PST by BobL
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The Left are desperate to push gun control as fast as possible.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 10:45:18 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Sure, why not have background checks for speech, assembly, redress, and practicing religion while we are at it.


18 posted on 01/21/2013 10:49:37 PM PST by Theoria
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I’m waiting for Flake to do a background check on Obama..then come talk about gun owners Obama has his finger on the button.


19 posted on 01/21/2013 10:50:40 PM PST by rolling_stone
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I am for background checks but NOT UNIVERSAL registration. Why would any one want ex-cons, spouse abusers, mentally sick people to be able to buy guns without a background check? It is said that most gun crime is committed with illegal guns but how do we know that? For every gun crime which results in arrest and gun confiscation there are many more unsolved crimes. We just do not know what exact gun was used in unsolved crimes. How many of the 504 Chicago murders in 2012 were solved and guns confiscated?

I completely agree universal registration on a national level is step towards confiscation at worst and unnecessary expense at best.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 11:02:22 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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How about a background check on the President~?!!?!?!?!?


22 posted on 01/21/2013 11:40:42 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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One of three things are going to happen:

1) The Federal Governement will set up a National Firearms Identification Card, and anyone who possesses a firearm or wishes to buy guns or ammunition will have to obtain said license first.

B) The Federal Government will chide the states (through withheld tax dollars) into creating state Firearms Owner Identification Cards such as those that already exist is several states. Again, this card is required to possess or purchase ammunition and firearms.

III) All face-to-face sales of firearms will have to be transferred through an FFL. An FFL may also be required to transfer ammunition bought online.

"Universal" background checks, in one of the above forms, is going to happen. Hopefully, it will be in the form of a check box on your Driver's License.

30 posted on 01/22/2013 3:15:01 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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That’s just the problem with so many of our elected politicians on the Republican side. They just cannot say NO, HELL NO!.....

They think the media and the Democrats will like them if they just can appease a little bit. They somehow think they have to bring something to the table to give up so they big bad Democrats won’t take it all. This never works.

The Senator should be b!tch-slapped back to the stone age.


31 posted on 01/22/2013 3:16:27 AM PST by Gaffer
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we can’t verify Id at the voting booth... but full background checks are required before I can exercise my ‘right’?

really?

what a farce


36 posted on 01/22/2013 4:18:20 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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