Appreciate your comments. But, sorry, I don't buy this for 2 reasons.
First, a background check that is reliant on how you fill out form is not a check. And, I'm not aware of it being reliant on your answers for any other area. When I got a background check at work, they took my driver license number and went from there. My wife has a back ground check every couple of years for the state. They don't ask her any questions. They just fingerprint her and take her driver's license number and they do the rest. If the background check for gun purchases is such that it relies on you to provide information, then the only reasonably conclusion is that a system that can be gamed by lying on the form is a feature, not a bug. There is no reason for this to be reliant on the person who wants to buy the gun. It simply makes no sense - unless someone designed a process that can be circumvented.
Second, your comment was that you believed that "many if not most" of these shootings were by people who lied on the form and really purchased the gun illegally. But, that belief is simply not supported by the facts. If someone had lied to get a gun, that would have come out in the aftermath. When there was the massacre in the church in Texas, it took maybe 48 hours for it to be pointed out that the Air Force had dropped the ball and that contributed to him buying a gun. We do know, after the fact, when a shooter had a gun he obtained illegally. We don't have to guess or make assumptions. And, the vast majority of these mass shooting incidents the gun was purchased legally. Oh, and I'll go further and say that in the vast majority of these incidents the person had not done anything prior to pulling that trigger that would have registered as any kind of mental illness from any kind of legal perspective. That is another giant red herring in this debate.
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Your background checks for work are not the same thing at all.
I did not say most were reliant on faking info in the form submitted to a gun shop to be submitted for the background check. How many firearm background checks and forms have you filled out in your experience? I suspect zero but can't say that for certain. Until you do how can you make an informed judgment on the process? I providing info based on filling out the form that you must submit to the gun shop so then can then do the background check. I doubt many on this board have completed this process. Until you do you are relying on past experience on job checks, I've done them as well, there was no form I filled out for a job check to my memory. Nothing to lie about, only my resume.
I know there are numerous opinions on this subject but few from an informed positions of filing the paperwork for a gun shop owner to undergo a firearms back ground check. Until you have done it you base your opinions on news reports, misguided and misinformed quite often, etc. I still read that some think an Armalite Rifle Model 15 is an assault rifle. It doesn't fulfill the requirements of an assault rifle. It can't be operated in fully automatic fire, it doesn't have a bayonet lug, a grenade launcher, etc. all of which are parts of an assault rifle. It's painted black and that makes all the difference, and the media spouts it day and night, I know. It may not make any difference to you but I could put a brown wood stock on and AR and make it appear to be like a hunting rifle and operate exactly the same yet not look so menacing. As long as any rifle can operate in a semi-auto mode the appearance does not make a difference. I won't waste any more time on it as minds have been made up already, why bother with facts?
I'm sure we will get some knee jerk new law's that will not stop anyone from murdering people when their evil minds decide to do so. There is no law to stop a demonic like nut from killing innocent people, no law will stop them, only equal and greater force in opposition will stop them, guard our schools.
Until we protect our children from murderers all this hot air is positioning is futile. Laws are not protection, armed guard are. I won't say 100% protection, that is impossible but a heck of a lot better than what we have currently. Gun free zones sure have worked well haven't they?
They tell a murderer they have no opposition and can go ahead with their carnage.
"And, the vast majority of these mass shooting incidents the gun was purchased legally. Oh, and I'll go further and say that in the vast majority of these incidents the person had not done anything prior to pulling that trigger that would have registered as any kind of mental illness from any kind of legal perspective. That is another giant red herring in this debate" I agree, let us guard our schools from these people, can we agree?