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senate Bill S. 875

Should State Law Enforcement Agencies be Notified When Someone Fails a Gun Background Check?

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State law enforcement agencies should be notified when a prohibited individual tries to buy a firearm and fails an FBI background check. The FBI should notify agencies it runs background checks for.

IllWill's Opinion
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07/20/2019
How is this even a question? If law enforcement does not investigate individuals who have a criminal background and lied about it in an attempt to purchase a firearm, they will likely keep trying until they are successful. Keep guns out of the hands of felons!
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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07/20/2019
👍🏻👍🏻 Senate Bill S.875 AKA “NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019”👍🏻👍🏻 This bill would require federal authorities to notify state law enforcement within 24 hours when individuals “lie and try” to purchase firearms when they’re legally prohibited from doing so, failing a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check in the process. Under current law, in the 37 states which rely solely on the FBI to run background checks on attempted gun purchases state authorities generally aren’t aware when prohibited individuals fail background checks. (The remaining states do their own background checks using the FBI’s NICS database so state authorities can be notified and investigate.) State law enforcement agencies should be notified when a prohibited individual tries to buy a firearm and fails an FBI background check. The FBI should notify agencies it runs background checks for. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻 S.875 👍🏻👍🏻. 7.20.19.....
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Jaqueron's Opinion
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07/20/2019
Please pass this kind of common sense legislation! It doesn’t infringe on anyone’s rights other than to provide a word of caution for the authorities to become aware of individuals failing a background check. Please (Republicans) pass this kind of common sense!!
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Argument opposed

If states want to be notified when a prohibited individual fails a gun background checks, they should run their own background checks like 13 already do without relying on the FBI to flag failed checks.

Gerald's Opinion
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07/20/2019
The attempted purchase of a firearm was thwarted by the implementation of the background check (form 4473) and therefore the sale was not processed. This is the very same form used for all legal sales of firearms by licensed dealers, which the gov’t is constantly trying to get into law. It’s already the law. It is not a crime to be a liar, just poor character. If an attempt to purchase a firearm was denied, the would be purchased will leave the store without a firearm. If in a brilliant attempt the “purchaser” decides to rob the store... well, good luck because every gun shop visited has armed individuals in close proximity. On the off chance the “purchaser” decides to buy in an illegal fashion, that individual is now a criminal and a background check would not stop the purchase. The public must understand a background check (form 4473) is a formidable way of preventing illegal purchases. Those who opt to buy illegal firearms are known as criminals and do not care about the laws of society. Again, the local authorities should not be monitoring liars in communities simply because they exhibit poor judgement. People know their history and many will lie to change that fact however, trust must be instilled in the federally licensed firearms dealers. If an illegal sale is committed, the license is revoked. How much more common sense is needed. Sounds like people need better understanding of existing laws rather than attempting to rewrite current laws to suit their limited capacity of knowledge.
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Gregory's Opinion
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07/21/2019
I am afraid when you give the government to much power they will abuse it against the people.
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Francisco's Opinion
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07/20/2019
There are questions that do not merit engagement!!
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    How is this even a question? If law enforcement does not investigate individuals who have a criminal background and lied about it in an attempt to purchase a firearm, they will likely keep trying until they are successful. Keep guns out of the hands of felons!
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    The attempted purchase of a firearm was thwarted by the implementation of the background check (form 4473) and therefore the sale was not processed. This is the very same form used for all legal sales of firearms by licensed dealers, which the gov’t is constantly trying to get into law. It’s already the law. It is not a crime to be a liar, just poor character. If an attempt to purchase a firearm was denied, the would be purchased will leave the store without a firearm. If in a brilliant attempt the “purchaser” decides to rob the store... well, good luck because every gun shop visited has armed individuals in close proximity. On the off chance the “purchaser” decides to buy in an illegal fashion, that individual is now a criminal and a background check would not stop the purchase. The public must understand a background check (form 4473) is a formidable way of preventing illegal purchases. Those who opt to buy illegal firearms are known as criminals and do not care about the laws of society. Again, the local authorities should not be monitoring liars in communities simply because they exhibit poor judgement. People know their history and many will lie to change that fact however, trust must be instilled in the federally licensed firearms dealers. If an illegal sale is committed, the license is revoked. How much more common sense is needed. Sounds like people need better understanding of existing laws rather than attempting to rewrite current laws to suit their limited capacity of knowledge.
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    👍🏻👍🏻 Senate Bill S.875 AKA “NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019”👍🏻👍🏻 This bill would require federal authorities to notify state law enforcement within 24 hours when individuals “lie and try” to purchase firearms when they’re legally prohibited from doing so, failing a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check in the process. Under current law, in the 37 states which rely solely on the FBI to run background checks on attempted gun purchases state authorities generally aren’t aware when prohibited individuals fail background checks. (The remaining states do their own background checks using the FBI’s NICS database so state authorities can be notified and investigate.) State law enforcement agencies should be notified when a prohibited individual tries to buy a firearm and fails an FBI background check. The FBI should notify agencies it runs background checks for. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻 S.875 👍🏻👍🏻. 7.20.19.....
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    Please pass this kind of common sense legislation! It doesn’t infringe on anyone’s rights other than to provide a word of caution for the authorities to become aware of individuals failing a background check. Please (Republicans) pass this kind of common sense!!
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    Yes as part of law enforcement coordination and cooperation efforts. Only makes sense otherwise why bother.
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    If someone fails a background check, he or she will likely try to find other ways to pursue a gun. Authorities should absolutely be notified or have a database for potential violence. These people could be domestic abusers, past felons, or simply have a warrant out for his or her arrest, etc.
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    Yup. Should be reported. Police don’t have to act on the first report and probably, in most cases, should not. But if there is another report from a different dealer coming shortly after- they would certainly have good cause to investigate and I certainly hope they would. If you have someone who seems desperate to illegally get a firearm- there must be a reason.
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    Common sense law.
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    I am afraid when you give the government to much power they will abuse it against the people.
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    Yep. Why is this not a law already? Oh yea! The GOP and the NRA. That is why!
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    I thought that all gun background checks and gun purchases and ammo purchases were going to be linked to one database that every law enforcement, mental health agency and other appropriate agencies would have access to??
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    I believe this is an obvious answer. I mean in any logical society we would let law enforcement if someone should not be in possession of a firearm
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    A resounding YES! Red flag 🚩 ! Red flag 🚩!
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    Yes, and they should then confiscate all weapons and keep a close eye on the person who failed .
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    So they're informed, then what? This is about 10th of a good idea. You need to draft up policy to diagnose treat and rehabilitate these people. Not just watching them waiting to penalize but lets heal the sick. Medicare for all would best address this.
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    UNBELIEVABLE that they don’t do that already!!! TRULY UNBELIEVABLE!!! Yes, for God’s Sake notify State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies when someone fails a gun background check! GEEZ!
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    Yes. All we want to do is keep everyone safe. The police should definitely be notified when someone fails. Just in case!
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    Of course. A common sense piece of legislation.
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    I have been a “gun guy” for 56 years and a NRA member for most of that. I have seen time after time that the measures that are truly effective at lowering gun crime all involve enforcement of existing laws. This is a good bill, it is terribly overdue, and I stand with its sponsors in supporting it. And I fervently hope that both sides of Congress pass it unamended and without riders or “poison pill” additions.
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    Please approve this measure.
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