You mean the very same background laws that the NRA continually tries to block and weaken and prevent from working?
Yeah probably best you don't hold your breath on them ever working as intended.
#10 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY
Actually that would be your boy Obama. Also the NRA pushed very hard for the bill which became law in 2008 under president bush that would increase funds to the background system. As well as the Federal government would give states funds so a person could unload felonly records and mentality ill names to the system. Many states have nearly 100,000 people that needed to be processed to the list, but due to budget cuts states are only getting a tiny amount of them uploaded to the FBI.
"During the Obama administration, Congress has failed to provide the necessary funding for NICS. Despite Congress passing the NICS Improvement Amendments Act in 2007, many states have made little or no progress reporting felony and mental illness data to NICS. This is largely because Congress has not fully funded NICS or provided correct incentives for states to do so. Congress actually appropriated just 5.3% of the total authorized amount in fiscal years 2009, 2010, and 2011."
Also even if we did it would make little to no difference.
"The Obama administration's Justice Department is also not strongly enforcing prosecutions of people who falsify information on their gun background checks. The FBI reported 71,000 instances of people lying on their background checks to buy guns in 2009, but the Justice Department prosecuted a mere 77 cases, or a fraction of 1%."
"Advocating universal background checks may leave the uninformed with the impression that this measure would solve the issue of criminals obtaining guns; it doesn't. According to a 2001 Department of Justice study, 78.8% of criminals get their guns from sources outside of retail store purchases. 39.6% get guns from friends or family while another 39.2% get guns from the street or other illegal means. Universal background checks don't address illegal trafficking."
"5. Universal checks don't satisfactorily address straw man purchases:
Another issue unaddressed by universal background checks is the straw man purchase, the act of illegally acquiring a firearm through a third party. The ATF defines straw man as using another person to acquire a firearm when the end user is specifically prohibited from acquiring the firearm. "That is to say, the actual purchaser is a felon or is within one of the other prohibited categories of persons who may not lawfully acquire firearms." The straw purchaser violates federal law by making false statements on Form 4473.
Criminals could circumvent universal checks by having another person with a "clean" record purchase the gun for them. This is already illegal, but that doesn't stop it. Criminals could also borrow, buy, or otherwise take illegal possession of a gun, even if the gun wasn't originally purchased with straw man intent. There is no logical, credible reason why universal checks would be any more effective in stopping either already illegal activity. Combine this with the fact the Justice Department doesn't prosecute referred fraud cases, and it's a loser solution to stopping guns from getting into the the wrong hands."