Universal Background Checks Don't Work,
so Why Do We Want More of Them?

By Rob Morse. January 11th, 2019
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I’ve made mistakes before and I’ll probably make some again. That is why it’s important to be aware and skeptical as we try new ideas. There is a time for persistence and a time to ask if you’re headed in the right direction. All that came to mind as I read about the US House of Representatives proposing universal background checks for firearms owners. These background checks have failed too many times to try them again.

The fundamental failure of a background check is that it looks backward. Mass murder is not a long-term career path. Background checks can’t stop a first-time mass murderer. Here are the most recent examples.

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The NICS system is broken - in fact it was never whole. If an individual finds a check bars them from a firearm purchase, where is their recourse to due process to find out why, when in fact they can have suffered a false result for some reason. Far better to have a system whereby dealers can simply consult a 'bad guy list' when dealing with a sale.
Reference also, Alan Korwin's article "Background Checks Are a Lie".


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