Have you seen the statistics on the high number of failed background checks compared to the low number of prosecutions for those failed checks? Remember when an NRA representative spoke with Biden about this topic?
Well, it flew under my radar that some states are now doing something about it. To be 100% clear, the laws are over lying on the background checks- so-called “lie-and-try”. Tennessee is the latest to join seven other states that now require law enforcement to be notified of failed checks. It seems that no state requires police to follow up, but there are many more investigations happening due to the law.
According to The Trace, data from Pennsylvania State Police shows a very big raise in investigations.
Personally, bravo. It’s about time people get more serious about criminals instead of law abiding citizens. Now, I could endlessly pick a bone with someone for hours over who should be labeled “criminal”, such as people who have served their time for minor offenses, but I will save that for a different day. However, I think this is a step in the right direction if people are serious about decreasing crimes committed with guns by repeat offenders. I do not like that if someone with someone with a minor offense is being blocked from purchasing a firearm. Perhaps they are less likely to be prosecuted fully, if at all? But if someone is a convicted murderer, then yeah sure, hit them hard.
I don’t enjoy any infringements on my rights, but this type of law is less toe-crushing than many of the things typical “anti-gunners” want.
Have a nice day, everybody.
October 22, 2016
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