Night Strike wrote: As for background checks, I already stated that forcing every private individual to call up the FBI and wait for a background check is quite onerous. If businesses sell at gun shows, then they should still be required to carry out the background checks. However, if I own a gun and wish to go sell it to someone, I should have that ability, just like how I don't have to get a license or authorization for anything else I want to sell.
Actually, you can't buy a prescription drug and then resell it without violating a law, even if you want to sell it.
Restaurants can't buy fish from jo-fisher and resell it in their restaurant, even if they want to because they think it's fresher that way - not unless jo-fisher is commercially licensed himself; which also means jo-fisher can't catch a fish and sell it without a license. At least, not legally.
That said, I agree with you about individuals and background checks. The problem is the "loophole" of someone without a record (probably need to add "yet" to that statement) buying something and then selling it to someone when they know the someone is not legally supposed to have a gun//could not buy one himself.
But I get weary of folks looking for all the loopholes and using those to violate the intentions of laws, and I get weary of governments trying to over-regulate to close all the loopholes when those really only hurt those who would do things legally and morally.
No matter what law is written, criminals are gonna break it. I have issue with laws suddenly making law-abiding citizens pay the price for the criminals because the criminals are breaking laws.
Just go after the criminals, dangit, and leave me alone. STOP insisting I wear a seatbelt or get a ticket, whether I wear a seatbelt or not isn't going to hurt ANYONE else. Meanwhile, you're pulling someone over bc of no seatbelt and letting someone who didn't use a turn signal go scott free - while, their refusal to signal COULD hurt someone else.
And STOP trying to say my gun of any type should be illegal because some dickwad somewhere did wrong things with a gun. Go find the dickwads and stop THEM, and leave me alone.