I'm aware of all that, my point was that they should fix the system, not pass more laws. They had the opportunity to make minor improvements to NICS (small incremental improvements, followed by observing the results, is how you fix a system), and they linked reciprocity, but the GOP dropped it when they had the votes and President to make it happen. I don't think they want it to work.Part of it is NICS falses so f***ing much that they don't want to spend the money/resources to investigate every
denial. The feds would have to hire thousands of agents just to do that.
Maybe in intent, but not in reality. The integrity of the results is "possibly maybe" and there's a lot of errors which
create false positives. For example some guy will get an expungement and despite the court honoring
it, it doesn't get processed correctly and there's a data gap. Then the feds only have made a decision
based on crap, old data..... and that's just the tip of the iceberg. I don't think that kind of error requires a guy
with a gun showing up at his doorstep to straighten it out.
Let's put it in these terms. In the 2017 NICS operating report there were like 30,000+ appealed denials (and uPin applications) of which like 3,977 were overturned on appeal. (although the abandonment rate in the process isn't shown, EG, potentially way more could be overturned but I would guess people just get frustrated with the process and say "f*** it" and just stopped bothering their jousting session with NICS... ).
Even if we averaged them out by month, that's a shitload of people for agents to manually investigate, and then either arrest or clear them. Good luck with that.... in terms of cost or doing it efficiently both are a non starter. That's part of the reason the feds don't bother investigating every denial, they are hoping people will just go away
so they don't have to waste time on them anymore.... They do hit the warrant or fugitive ones though because
those are an easy kill, and a lot of those aren't the feds problems anyways. On the other hand, can you think of
the resources wasted if every person who perjured themselves on a 4473 was arrested for doing so? It would be a total shit show and many of the USAs/AUSAs wouldn't even want to prosecute those cases because of the public
backlash... (not to mention "reasonable person" difficulties with the jury). I'm sure it would look great on their "score card" for busting an 80 year old guy/lady who got bagged doing something dumb like selling pot as a dealer in the 60s, and now is just trying to buy a gun to protect her home with...