Originally Posted by dirk digler
My point is if you don't believe in background checks, which you said you don't support in post #20, there is no mechanism in place to stop somebody from buying a gun unless you think the honor system will suffice.
I never said it would stop killings what I said was it makes it easier for people to kill which it does. As my real life every day gang banger example showed. I am also 100% sure the military will disagree with you as well.
My position is keep what is currently is banned, have universal background checks, make all gun crimes federal and have 10 year mandatory sentences for owing or purchasing a gun illegally, and crack down hard on gun traffickers.
I don't want to take anyone's guns away and I don't my handgun that I own taken away. We just need to try as hard as we can to make sure the bad guy doesn't get a gun. It is not fail-proof but we got to try none the less.
State by state laws regarding background checks makes perfect sense to me. Colorado and New York have both gone overboard. I have the right not to live there. Federal background checks strictly for the use of gun control is not logical by any means.