Originally Posted by scott free
Look, if nothing else a check before being able to purchase will keep non-criminal but people with perhaps a history of mental illness from being able to buy them.
Of course real criminals will skirt any measure brought out, but there are a whole slew of people out there who, while they may not have a criminal record, still have no business owning a firearm.
ITS NOT a cure all, and i never said that... on the other hand, its just a damn check, you have to have one at Cabelas, so why not the gun show?
100 percent bullcrap. There is no national database of people with "perhaps a history of mental illness". Nor will there ever be one.
So, to answer your question "why not?" - Because it won't make any difference. Because it's none of the government's business what I'm buying. Because it violates my right to privacy. Pick one.