First of all, let me start by saying I am completely PRO gun. With that said, I don’t quite understand why the NRA and other gun owners are so opposed to expanded background checks. You can still purchase weapons, and if you have nothing to hide, why would you oppose an expanded background check?
As a nation, we need to be proactive in doing all we can to prevent guns falling into the wrong hands. I don’t see a problem with making it more difficult for straw purchasers to buy weapons to hand over to those who aren’t allowed by law to possess a weapon. Why wouldn’t any law abiding citizen think this is a smart move?
And considering how many children have been lost to gun violence (as well as adults) in the past ten years, I would think any parent, aunt, uncle, cousin or sibling would WANT to ensure as many safeguards are in place as possible to prevent any further mass shootings at a school or movie theater or public location. The nutjobs who are gaining access to weapons through family members homes, or who are allowed to own weapons even though they’re not mentally stable enough to keep a job is something we need to put the brakes on.
We must make some changes as soon as possible because we just can’t keep going on the way we have been. Too much blood has been shed, and too many families have been torn apart. When mass shootings happen, it doesn’t just happen to the victims and their families-it affects all of us, no matter how close or far away we are from the incident.