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Should Congress Support Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases?

  • Congress should Support Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases.

    Congress should pass a law that makes background checks mandatory for potential gun owners. Many of the shooting rampages in recent years were committed by people with mental illnesses. In order to keep America safe, we should not allow people who have a history of illness or violence to posess deadly weapons.

  • Yes, congress should support universal background checks for gun purchases.

    Yes, congress should support universal background checks for gun purchases. People who are felons and violent offenders should not be allowed to have guns. We need to close the loop holes that allow them to easily get guns. I know that they will still try and find a way, but we need to at least try and make it as difficult as possible.

  • Congress Supports Background Checks for Guns

    Congress should support universal background checks for gun purchases. While Americans don't like gun control, this basic measure is more than fair enough for everyone involved. Background checks help ensure (but don't guarantee) that only law-abiding citizens wind up with firearms. Likewise, a person doesn't need to wait too long for these checks to run.

  • Yes, gun control is needed.

    Congress should do everything it can to ensure that the wrong people do not get guns into their hands. They should do the right thing and support universal background checks no matter who is buying a gun or where it is being bought. They should worry less about getting reelected an do what is right.

  • The Constitution does not give the federal government this power, nor should we.

    There is a reason there are limits to what the federal government is allowed to do. Besides that all the valid data to date proves that added restrictions do nothing to curb gun violence. All violent crime in the U.S. has been drooping likea stone since the 1990's at the same time that gun purchasing is on the rise.

  • Not doing anything

    The background checks will not do anything to curb gun violence in the US. There are over 300 million guns in the US - making it slightly harder for people with criminal backgrounds to get guns won't stop criminals from getting guns, it will only make it harder for non-criminals.

  • No, it should be up to the states.

    No, Congress should not support universal background checks for gun purchases, because it should be a state's rights issue. Each state should be able to decide what they want their gun laws to be. They can also make rules prohibiting bringing guns into each state. There is no need for a federal law on this issue. Congress should not support universal background checks for gun purchases.

  • No, the Second Amendment doesn't call for it.

    No, Congress should not support universal background checks for gun purchases, because the Second Amendment does not allow any restrictions on gun rights. In any event, making it harder to get guns only keeps law abiding people from getting them. Someone who is intent on getting a gun will find a way to get one, background check or not.


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