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Old 03-24-2013, 8:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rootuser View Post
This is the danger of background checks, but there is also an obligation by anyone selling a gun to not let the gun get into the hands of a prohibited person. It's a tough one. Right to privacy is not exactly expressed in the Constitution, but it is part of several pieces of the bill of rights (3rd, 4th, 5th, maybe the 9th). I go back and forth on the whole issue.
There are already laws on the books at the Federal level prohibiting felons , those "committed" to a mental institution or adjudicated mentally incompetent & at least a couple of other categories from possessing firearms.
The effort should be to keep the database of prohibited persons current/up to date. Loss of rights, that very well could be a lifetime, should not be without due process.
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