For 20 years now, America has implemented an instant computer check system to screen gun buyers. In at least 90% of cases, these checks are completed in just a couple of minutes.
That speed and efficiency comes with a price. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) constantly allows violent individuals to pass background checks and legally obtain firearms, including the recent gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
There is nothing inevitable about the NICS system. If we wanted to save lives by expanding screening of gun buyers to include waiting periods and more human interaction, we could. Every other democracy has.
Please take one or more of the following actions:
1) Read the following article about the weakness of our instant computer check system for gun buyers by Ladd Everitt, director of One Pulse for America:
“Background Checks on Gun Buyers Were Designed to Fail–by the NRA”
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Our instant check system was designed to fail by the NRA from the very beginning. it’s time to move on and explore better, life-saving reforms.