Felon Seeks Firearm, September 2013, provides additional reason to seek a universal background check on all gun purchases including private purchases. If you don’t have time to read the report then just read the executive summary. You can also download it and read it later on your Kindle, tablet or smart phone.
I am a gun owner. I find it unbelievable that we do not do background checks on anyone who wants to buy a gun. Background checks are supported by a majority of the population and by a majority of NRA members. Yet we are told, “No, you don’t want that. You couldn’t give your son a rifle. It would be illegal. The criminals would still get guns . . . ”
Yes, they still could get guns but it would be a heck of a lot harder and there would be a lot fewer of them getting guns.
This report, by Mayors Against Illegal Guns is about the background check system and the private sale loophole.
Send a copy to your representative along with a note to let them know how you feel about closing the loophole in gun sales.