Thread: Nat'l Security Let's research gun violence.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by luv View Post
I would think it'd be more of an enforcement thing. Are laws currently on a federal or state level? I've heard that some states require background checks, while others do not.

Of that list though, I would add that a gun use and safety course certificate be required in order to purchase as well.
backgrounds checks are now federally required, except in so-called "gun shows". The problem with checks at gun shows is we're now talking about requiring a background check for private sales between one non-merchant, regular person and another. If we require a check there, we'd also need to start requiring checks before someone could give a gun to a brother or other relative as a christmas present. Some people have a problem with that, some don't.

Anyway, I don't think many people oppose safety courses, provided the state doesn't create a de facto ban by making safety courses once a year in some obscure unadvertised location that costs $1,000 with limited seating or something like that.
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