I was turned onto this article by Mark Levin. It was written by a University professor, C. D. Michel, adjunct professor, Chapman University School of Law.
Despite being written in 2013, the facts remain the same, but our politicians have become more spineless. They push for more gun restrictions, despite all empirical data, that is available to everyone, showing that nothing they propose will make the slightest difference. Our feeble political class continues to cling to the “must do something” mantra.
No longer do we here the reasoned argument of no legislation is better than bad legislation.
from the Hill:
Why universal background checks won’t work
There are three basic problems with universal background checks; it will have no effect, the numbers don’t prove the case, and the only way to make the scheme remotely effective is repugnant to the people. Those are three big hills to climb. That’s why few politicians seem ready to take the hike.
Most important is that criminals disobey such laws (and according to the Supreme Court in their Haynes vs. U.S. decision, criminals are not legally obligated to). In a report titled “Firearm Use by Offenders”, our own Federal Government noted that nearly 40 percent of all crime guns are acquired from street level dealers, who are criminals in the black market business of peddling stolen and recycled guns. Standing alone, this shows that “universal” background checks would have an incomplete effect on guns used in crimes.