So let me to understand the proposed universal background check requirement. Congress is proposing that everyone must have an approved background check before they purchase a firearm. They claim it will help keep the mentally imbalanced and criminals from getting weapons. Several thoughts:
- Do you believe criminals will really apply for a background check or will they steal or purchase illegal weapons?
- With the current HIPPA laws, (confidentiality of health records) do you really believe hospitals or doctors will be able to release the records of people with mental issues to the police? ( I smell many lawsuits)
- Assume for a minute they do. Does that allow the government to take your firearms from your home if you have a relative that lives there or visits and has been identified as someone who cannot purchase a weapon?
It appears to me this will solve nothing as only a law- biding stable person will go through the procedure to purchase a weapon
A help or is it unnecessary Government intrusion??