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the drugging of ADD and ADHD boys and girls from an early age with strong mind altering pharmaceuticals because schools cannot properly discipline active young people is an entirely separate matter. Look how many of the shooters in the past that were on these drugs. Read the side effects of these drugs shoved down the throats of these children. WE have created these people, and by several means, and refuse to accept that fact.
The recent school shooting has brought this into the spotlight again. I keep hearing about improving background checks, but have yet to hear anyone put forth any details. I know there's talk of universal background checks, which, I guess, would mandate that ANY transfer of ANY firearm between two parties must include a check. This means, I guess, that if two individuals, neither of which hold an FFL, want to buy/sell a firearm from/to the other, they have to find an FFL holder and pay that person to run the check. That results in additional cost as well as a hassle. OTOH, there's no real way to enforce it short of some sort of undercover operation.
That law was passed in Colorado several years ago, but I don't know what impact it has had. Colorado also closed the so called gun show loophole years ago, and I don't think it has caused a problem with buying guns. I bought a few while I lived there, and didn't see it as an excessive burden. I had to pay a bit more, but the wait time was just a few minutes, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations ran the check rather than the FBI, and the checks went smoothly and quickly.
But, to my point, what additional information could the government collect that would improve background checks? Some of what is asked, such as mental illness questions, is not verifiable due to that pesky doctor patient confidentiality thing. If the answer to one of the questions is not a matter of public record, I don't see how one could not get away with lying. And, I don't see how it would prevent the straw-man purchases (same for universal background checks). If one is so inclined to break the law, how does a background check stop that?
So would someone please tell me what changes should be made to background checks to make our country safer from liars, thieves, criminals and nut cases, none of which respect or obey the law?
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