Originally Posted by luv
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.