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Old December 9, 2018, 10:01 AM   #6
Double Naught Spy
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There's clear societal benefit to preventing individuals who are likely to misuse firearms from owning one. That's why a first-time gun buyer needs to clear all those qualification hurdles.

But what benefit is there to investigating a person for his second or subsequent purchase? If he was going to do wrong with a gun-- he's already got one!

Heck, if you can show the guy behind the gun shop counter your well-maintained trusty old whatever, all you should need to buy another gun is your American Express card!
Just because you were legal to buy a gun last year does not mean that you are legal to buy a gun this year. That is why they do the checks. Showing the guy behind the counter that you have a gun is not proof that you are still legal to have it, as evidenced by all the cons who commit subsequent crimes.
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