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GUNS: Background checks don’t infringe on rights

Letter by Steven R. Hammack, Eatonville on April 18, 2013 at 11:10 am | No Comments »
April 18, 2013 1:59 pm

Re: “Senate rejects background checks, other gun measures” (TNT, 4-18).

I can’t believe the comments I heard about the bill in the Senate that would have required background checks on all gun purchases.

One commenter stated that this law would not have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy. It might not have but it could prevent a future one.

Another made a statement about it infringing on his Second Amendment rights. Where in the Second Amendment does it state that it is illegal to require a background check? Law-abiding individuals would be able to buy all the guns they wish; it would just prevent someone who is not law-abiding from just walking into a gun show and buying a gun and then going out and shoot someone.

Yes, the bad guys will get guns if they want to just like the person who wants illegal drugs gets them. We don’t have to make it easy for them to do so. Background checks do not infringe on anyone’s rights to buy guns.

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