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Gun background check system riddled with flaws

There are 40 comments on the WWAY-TV Wilmington story from Mar 10, 2018, titled Gun background check system riddled with flaws. In it, WWAY-TV Wilmington reports that:

Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The problem with the legislation, experts say, is that it only works if federal agencies, the military, states, courts and local law enforcement do a better job of sharing information with the background check system - and they have a poor track record in doing so.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Mar 10, 2018
So basically we have plenty of gun laws, the government just can't seem to follow them.
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anonymous

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Mar 11, 2018
Nothing new here. Liberals won't stop until they have every gun confiscated. Just accept their deep rooted obsessive-compulsive manifestations already. There is no compromise.

...and the truth is....it all began with Conservatives subsidizing marriage.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#7 Mar 11, 2018
The Biscuit wrote:
I donít claim to know the answers but here where I am from any white male 18-99 can go to any gun show and pick up whatever they want. Background check you say? You donít need one. If you canít pass itís just a simple behind the building deal. Been that way for decades.
How is it that 'you don't need one, but if you can't pass it you deal behind the building.'? And it only works for White males? That must be the loophole they keep talking about.

“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

Since: Feb 17

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#8 Mar 11, 2018
RustyS wrote:
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How is it that 'you don't need one, but if you can't pass it you deal behind the building.'? And it only works for White males? That must be the loophole they keep talking about.
They use that reasoning in South Chicago everyday.

“Darwin was right”

Since: Jul 15

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#9 Mar 11, 2018
CodeTalker wrote:
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They use that reasoning in South Chicago everyday.
In case you missed this

here you are, you'll enjoy this immensley please share it

https://www.religionnews.com/2017/09/06/embar ...

From the religious apologists themselves....

Christian evangelical activism for many is conservative activism, working against Science, observed facts, climate change, environmental protections, gay marriage, abortion access and women's rights , gun control etc etc all negatives ó and young people are turned off by such positions.

ďIt is no longer the case among young people that being religious or conservative is necessarily a positive attribute.Ē

While white evangelical Protestants are losing adherents faster than they can be replaced, they remain the dominant religious force among Republicans, and have hijacked the GOP through every dirty trick in the book ó more than one-third (35 percent) of Republicans are white evangelicals, a stable proportion for the last 10 years. And while the decline of white mainline Protestants and Catholics has been documented in earlier surveys, the new PRRI survey shows a similar and relatively recent decline among evangelicals ó from 23 percent to 17 percent of the public from 2006 to 2016. America is no longer a white Anglo-Christian majority nation, it is reclaiming it's secular democratic foundations so fast that within a generation evangelicalss will be just a small crazy cult without much influence.
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“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

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#11 Mar 11, 2018
Critical Eye wrote:
<quoted text>In case you missed this

here you are, you'll enjoy this immensley please share it

https://www.religionnews.com/2017/09/06/embar ...

From the religious apologists themselves....

Christian evangelical activism for many is conservative activism, working against Science, observed facts, climate change, environmental protections, gay marriage, abortion access and women's rights , gun control etc etc all negatives ó and young people are turned off by such positions.

ďIt is no longer the case among young people that being religious or conservative is necessarily a positive attribute.Ē

While white evangelical Protestants are losing adherents faster than they can be replaced, they remain the dominant religious force among Republicans, and have hijacked the GOP through every dirty trick in the book ó more than one-third (35 percent) of Republicans are white evangelicals, a stable proportion for the last 10 years. And while the decline of white mainline Protestants and Catholics has been documented in earlier surveys, the new PRRI survey shows a similar and relatively recent decline among evangelicals ó from 23 percent to 17 percent of the public from 2006 to 2016. America is no longer a white Anglo-Christian majority nation, it is reclaiming it's secular democratic foundations so fast that within a generation evangelicalss will be just a small crazy cult without much influence.
Pure liberal projectile vomit pookie. You keep that train of thought. It's the only train you are able to ride.

“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

Since: Feb 17

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#12 Mar 11, 2018
The Biscuit wrote:
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Yes, exactly. Down South it is quite easy for a white male to get a gun through the good ole boy network. Iím not sayin itís right but that is just how it is. Of course after the guns are on the streets then itís anyoneís game. Iím just laying out the facts as I know them. Iím guessing 99.9% of folks who get guns are legit and intend no harm to others and get them for protection or sport. Of course itís the .1% we must worry about then isnít it? Hell I donít have the answers Iím just one of the 99.9% who are loaded up and ready to defend my home and family.
Ask all the felons in LA, Chicago, Brooklyn, Baltimore and Detroit were the gangs get their guns, the NAACP maybe or BLM..
Birdzilla

Etna, CA

#13 Mar 11, 2018
We need background checks on all politicians running for office so we dont send up with another Barack Obama who sneers his nose up at the law and the U.S. Constitution and has convicted rapists released from prison
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#14 Mar 11, 2018
A Federal Firearms License should be required to purchase anything other than a black powder, bolt-action, or breech loading weapon.

Write your Congressman!

I have.

“Darwin was right”

Since: Jul 15

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#15 Mar 11, 2018
The Biscuit wrote:
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Yes, exactly. Down South it is quite easy for a white male to get a gun through the good ole boy network. Iím not sayin itís right but that is just how it is. Of course after the guns are on the streets then itís anyoneís game. Iím just laying out the facts as I know them. Iím guessing 99.9% of folks who get guns are legit and intend no harm to others and get them for protection or sport. Of course itís the .1% we must worry about then isnít it? Hell I donít have the answers Iím just one of the 99.9% who are loaded up and ready to defend my home and family.
the NRA boasts 5 million members, that's a small percentage of the adult (18+) population. So why should the majority allow these gun nuts to continue threatening public safety with their obsession?

“Darwin was right”

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#16 Mar 11, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
A Federal Firearms License should be required to purchase anything other than a black powder, bolt-action, or breech loading weapon.

Write your Congressman!

I have.
No, I realise that gun control may have to happen in stages, but any deadly weapon should be licensed and strictly regulated
davy

Colby, KS

#17 Mar 11, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
A Federal Firearms License should be required to purchase anything other than a black powder, bolt-action, or breech loading weapon.

Write your Congressman!

I have.
is it hard being that stupid?

“Darwin was right”

Since: Jul 15

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#18 Mar 11, 2018
davy wrote:
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is it hard being that stupid?
Davy in your honest opinion will the GOP do badly in the mid terms? I mean all the polls were wrong when the Great Orange One beat Clinton, so maybe they're wrong again hmmm?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#19 Mar 11, 2018
anonymous wrote:
Nothing new here. Liberals won't stop until they have every gun confiscated. Just accept their deep rooted obsessive-compulsive manifestations already. There is no compromise.

...and the truth is....it all began with Conservatives subsidizing marriage.
Your premise is full of crap, as are you.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#20 Mar 11, 2018
davy wrote:
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is it hard being that stupid?
It's a lot easier for you.
What Gives

Peabody, MA

#21 Mar 11, 2018
RustyS wrote:
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How is it that 'you don't need one, but if you can't pass it you deal behind the building.'? And it only works for White males? That must be the loophole they keep talking about.
Private sales and gun shows are exempt from background checks in most states.

And that is how a lot of folks with criminal intent buy their weapons.

So the laws are not effective nor enforceable.

If Trump was really serious about keeping guns out of the hands of people with bad intentions, he would have congress study the problem and some up with some solutions.

But he is looking for a quick fix. A bandaid for a busted artery.
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#22 Mar 11, 2018
[QUOTE whao="davy"]<quot ed text>

is it hard being that stupid?[/QUOTE]

You seem to be a weak-minded pro at stupidity.

Iím guessing itís genetic.

“4 years of Libs in agony!”

Since: Jan 11

Lake Geneva, WI

#23 Mar 12, 2018
What Gives wrote:
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Private sales and gun shows are exempt from background checks in most states.

And that is how a lot of folks with criminal intent buy their weapons.

So the laws are not effective nor enforceable.

If Trump was really serious about keeping guns out of the hands of people with bad intentions, he would have congress study the problem and some up with some solutions.

But he is looking for a quick fix. A bandaid for a busted artery.
Just how many of the people killed in Chicago were shot using guns "purchased thru private sales or gun shows"? My guess is close to none.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/tag/weekend-viole...

Closing the so called "loophole" would do nothing to prevent that.

What's the real band-aid is more laws that won't work while ignoring the INDIVIDUALS who are doing the shooting and the culture that would find gunning down people an acceptable method of dealing with one's issues.

“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

Since: Feb 17

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#24 Mar 12, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
A Federal Firearms License should be required to purchase anything other than a black powder, bolt-action, or breech loading weapon.

Write your Congressman!

I have.
Good for you. He needed a good laugh.

“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

Since: Feb 17

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#25 Mar 12, 2018
Critical Eye wrote:
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No, I realise that gun control may have to happen in stages, but any deadly weapon should be licensed and strictly regulated
We say the same about liberals that are twice as dangerous to this country than guns. Obama and Hillary proved that.

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