Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson from North Carolina has some claims in the Wall Street Journal this week.
Many people on both sides also agree that everyone who buys a firearm should go through a comprehensive background check. No one wants convicted criminals or people with a history of dangerous mental illness to have access to guns. Yet our laws allow people to buy firearms privately or at some gun shows without going through a background check, and many states remain deficient in transferring important records to the federal database used to conduct background checks on gun buyers. This needs to change. . . .
The problems with background check claims is available here.
A majority of Americans also agree (according to a Pew poll released this month) that assault magazines have no place in our society. These magazines hold more than 10 rounds and allow a shooter to inflict mass damage in a short period of time without reloading. Banning them will save lives. . . .
We tried the ban during the 1994 to 2004 Assault Weapon Ban and yet there didn't seem to be any beneficial effect from the ban nor was their a great benefit the longer the ban was in effected. Even the research that Feinstein cites doesn't support her conclusion.
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