- Jun 23, 2013
The gun solution we’re not talking about
The author must not keep up with #MACourtFails.It’s a real, thorough background check. So it reliably keeps guns away from the same people background checks attempt to filter out.
Only three weeks. And applicants get to be fingerprinted like criminals.The process also takes about three weeks. Background checks take an average of 108 seconds. If someone is going through a suicidal episode or is a domestic abuser without a record, they could get a gun very quickly and harm themselves or others. With licensing, that person would be delayed and possibly deterred from getting a gun.
It is amazing to me firearm prohibitionists can still trot out the reduction in violence that occurred all over the western world in the 1990s as their evidence firearm prohibition reduces homicides unchallenged. I know plenty of gun owners who buy into that as well.Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that when Connecticut established a licensing law in 1995, it was associated with a 40 percent drop in gun homicides and a 15 percent drop in gun suicides. Missouri had a licensing law for decades but repealed it in 2007. That change was associated with a 17 to 27 percent increase in gun homicides and a 16 percent increase in gun suicides.