Originally Posted by scott free
There should've been these checks a long time ago, anytime you buy something like that you should have to get checked... its not complicated and if you have nothing to hide you shouldnt be concerned.
I'm 100% for any law abiding american being able to own anything on the market, but this is just common sense 101 stuff.
No, criminals dont need it because much of their stock comes off the street... but the "criminals wont use it" angle is a big fat strawman, it has nothing to do with it.
It has EVERYTHING to do with it. JFC, are people really this stupid? I thought the idea was to keep guns out of the criminals' hands, now you're saying that isn't the issue. What pray tell is the issue then?
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