Blue&White wrote:Like I said, if the background check for a gun is not as simple as my wife's state background check for work and can be manipulated by a form, then people getting through who shouldn't is a feature and not a bug. There is no reason to overly complicate the process unless you want it overly complicated so it fails.
As for protecting our schools, how about our malls, our movie theaters, our restaurants, our streets, our churches, our music festivals, and our society. These weapons are a threat to our safety and well being and your right to have them should never outweigh my right to be safe from them.
As it is heavily weighed to children killing other children at school sites I think guarding these schools is a priority over malls, theaters, etc.
As to the form, again, I've filled it out more than once. It can be manipulated but the background check can't. The background check is only for felonies and police records, not mental health, etc. so it is incomplete and needs to be toughened up, expanded.
Children's violence has taken an upturn since whatever year we can name since the 1970's most likely. Using a gun is sensational but other forms of violence are also used. Oklahoma City is one example, not a school but a day care center involved. Violence is the problem, and until we discover why these children are so violent we will not solve this problem. We can discuss why they are violent but until it is established and the parents and others have the guts to enforce the solution we will circle back to other issues such as the specific tool used, the manner of the murder, etc. without solving anything. I have my ideas that have been expressed before but we can continue to circle the mountain without recognizing the central problem and come around again and again arguing tools forever without and solution that will end the violence.