Gun Control Legislation Moving In Senate

Gun Control Legislation Moving In Senate

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The problem with a background check is it will only affect the law abiding.  John Lott is an author and second amendment expert. 

 

"Everyone wants to go and try to keep criminals from getting guns the problem is the current background check system they want to expand is just riddled with errors," says John Lott.  Lott says in 2010 the National Instant Criminal Background Check system had 76,000 denials--but only 44 cases went to trial leading to a measly 13 convictions.  Most people who go through the process are allowed to buy a gun. 

 

"Driving under the influence for years we keep continuing to add new laws it's the same things we the gun laws you can add all the laws to the books you want about acquiring guns but criminals are not going to adhere to it," says Stan DeVane the chief of Elberta Police.  Many in law enforcement seem to be on the same page.  Survey results from the web site PoliceOne show most lawmen support an armed citizenry while they're critical of new gun control. 

 

"If you take the violent offender off the street incarcerate them rehabilitate them essentially remove them from the potential of creating another violent act that will lower the violent crime in America according to the data we've seen in our poll," says PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie.  For gun dealers this could mean more fees for them but also another layer of paperwork.

 

"If they say you can go to a federally regulated gun dealer it's going to take more time, the system is already bogged down," says Richard Lowell with Rick's Gun and Pawn. 

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