Originally Posted by HemiEd
I have been a Republican for many years, and don't understand how anyone being objective, could be against back ground checks.
The only explanation could be total unilateral barriers IMO.
I sure don't have any desire or need to have an assault weapon, but that doesn't mean I even have a real understanding of the desire to own one that those enthusiasts have.
If they are qualified and pass the background check, leave them the **** alone.
I'm also a lifer republican & I appose background checks for a few reasons;
* the purpose is to deny a known criminal, arms access. well, if you already are in the system, then why not use the system against criminals instead of using a different system to check everyone else as well. lunacy. bureaucratic fail.
* now that you are in fact in the criminal records system, you need to be identified through your identification information -- your driver license or I.D. card, which is require by law.
* all states should coordinate criminal identification. whether it be rapists, killers, thieves -- what ever. the info isn't detailed, it is flagged.
* the DOJ is already a system. use it. make it accountable. make it accurate. make it work.
Tired of the bureaucratic murk. It woks wonderfully in the private sector -- no license, no rental car. yet the rental car industry just keeps plugging along quite nicely and without fail.