When somebody can prove to me that background checks will stop all the murders in this country, I'm on board. Half the murders in this country, I'm on board. 25% of the murders in this country..........
The background check system we have now doesn't work. Why expand that? Very few people are prosecuted for trying to purchase a legal firearm, so we don't enforce the laws we already have. Plus nothing will stop straw purchasers from buying guns for the bad guys.
I have purchased gun and had a background check so I can buy any gun I want. That's fine until somebody breaks into my house to steal them, then the background check was entirely useless. You still end up with the same problems.
There will never be any confidence unless an honest effort to take guns out of the hands of violent criminals is mounted and the rights of law abiding citizens are protected.
Law enforcement has sadly become an extension of the corrupt system that guards the hen house.