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Old March 26, 2013, 02:26 PM   #7
Vanya
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Originally Posted by Come and take it.
However there are a large number of gun owners who made some very foolish mistakes in their late teens and early 20s who after all these years are responsible people. Even at the level of the FBI these offenses have been overlooked even if the records were available to the FBI.

These people will now no longer be able to own a gun.
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Originally Posted by Come and take it.
Criminals will get the guns they want. No background check laws have ever prevented a criminal from eventually getting a gun.
Methinks you're contradicting yourself here. A "criminal" is someone who has been convicted of a crime. If the people you're referring to in the first statement were convicted of offenses that make them prohibited persons, they're criminals. So you're saying that background checks will prevent those criminals from obtaining guns, and that directly contradicts your assertion that "No background check laws have ever prevented a criminal from eventually getting a gun."

You can't have it both ways. It goes against every notion of equal justice under the law to say that some people who are convicted of crimes shouldn't have those convictions count against them, while convictions should be counted against other people.

What's your criterion for deciding who is above the law in this regard?
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