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How the State Came To Decide Who Can and Cannot Buy a Firearm | Brian Miller

The History of Gun Background Checks
Whether you like them or not, background checks are here to stay for gun owners and gun purchasers—but they are not the saving grace that some make them out to be.

Prior to 1968, most adults in the United States could purchase a firearm without state interference. Guns were available in local retail stores, as well as mail-order catalogs, and as long as you hadn’t been convicted of a felony and you had the funds, there weren’t any questions asked.

Things are different now. It’s important for gun owners to understand everything they can, including how the current system works and how it came to be.

Depending on where in America you are and what type of gun you want to buy, there’s a good chance you’ll need to pass a NICS-mandated background check to complete your purchase.

Although many people hold a strong opinion for and against gun background checks, they’ve proven to be an integral part of the state's gun control apparatus—and they don’t appear to be leaving anytime soon.
 

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I'm scratching my head here - we had few mass shootings until AFTER gun control laws were passed starting in 1968. Since the availability of guns has decreased with each incremental restriction, how can people still seriously say that guns are the problem?

At the same time, increased media attention providing notoriety to mass shooters seems to me to have a bigger influence on the increasing frequency of mass shootings.
 

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I'm scratching my head here - we had few, if any, mass shootings until AFTER gun control laws were passed starting in 1968. Since the availability of guns has decreased with each incremental restriction, how can people still seriously say that guns are the problem?

At the same time, increased media attention providing notoriety to mass shooters seems to me to have a bigger influence on the increasing frequency of mass shootings.
Pretty much sums it up ^^^
 
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