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Old January 25, 2013, 10:57 AM   #13
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by Alabama Shooter View Post
You want to prove the non-existence of a specific crime? That is a tall order right there.
No, the planning would exist. The background check would have stopped it. The CT shooter, for example, failed the background check... was the incident prevented?

Has the background check ever prevented an incident?
Has failure to have background checks ever allowed an incident that would likely have been stopped if checks were in place?
Is the existing system effective in stopping crime or preventing criminal access to firearms?
Why would a universal system be better?

Obvious stuff. Real obvious.

The first question is whether or not the new regulation would help the problem. If it wouldn't, why bother?
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