Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What? Background Checks on Firearms Actually Work?

It was just yesterday that I wrote about Wayne LaPierre and his claim that universal background checks wouldn't help reduce the number of illegal firearms available. Today, NewsOK published an article online with a gun shop owner contradicting Mr. LaPierre's position:

Some people have their application rejected or may change their mind or whatever, but those numbers show you how many people are at least considering buying a gun,” said Darren Burger, co-owner of Choctaw gun store Locked and Loaded.

You can't have rejected applications and still claim that universal background checks wouldn't help at all. Obviously they wouldn't catch everyone, but reducing the number of guns in the hands of people that shouldn't have them can only help reduce the potential for gun violence.

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