Background checks are necessary

 

Many Catholic “pro-life” gun enthusiasts are against any kind of gun regulations, stating that guns protect the innocent.

What about the gun owner being mentally deranged, a felon, drug addicted, angry and belligerent or someone mentally or physically unable to handle a firearm? Universal background checks in every state should be a must before we have another massacre such as Newtown, Conn. There are more than 300 million guns in our nation. With such a law, it would be necessary for every gun owner, and every potential gun-buyer or –seller, to observe a background check.

Forty percent of gun owners have purchased guns without any background check. These buyers can sell or give these weapons to any drug dealer or felon.

 

Ruth Von Bramer

Timonium

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