The only reason we have background checks in the first place is so some politicians could get votes or funding, and so government had a mechanism of denying folks a Constitutionally enumerated Right. It does no practical good in keeping people with evil intent from causing harm or even acquiring weapons while it burdens and prevents the Rights of people who intend only good from having the best means of self defense.
January 6, 2015
The Wrong People
[It’s a bit long but there is some very good information in this post.
See also my post on background checks.—Joe]