Posted January 10, 2019 11:00 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

We’ve said before that universal background checks don’t do anything. It’s really not hard to see why, either. Criminals buy and sell guns all the time and completely bypass the background check system. Most of the guns they obtain are either through theft or through a straw purchase. If you shut down one potential avenue for purchasing guns, they just use others.

This isn’t rocket science.

Yet Democrats are still pushing for a federal law requiring universal background checks.

The thing is, even far-left Vox knows that this bill won’t actually accomplish anything.

Congressional Democrats on Tuesday introduced a bill that would move toward universal background checks — legislation that, while unlikely to make it through the Senate, signals that Democrats are putting guns at the forefront of their agenda.

But a growing body of research suggests that comprehensive background checks alone won’t do much, if anything, to combat gun violence in America.

For years, the proposal — for universal or comprehensive background checks — has been the top item on gun control advocates’ wishlist. It polls extremely well among gun owners, people who don’t own guns, Democrats, Republicans — basically everyone. …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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