I’m A Little Confused….

Salon Site Of Shootings

Salon Site Of Shootings

I have had reason in the past few days to be discussing our state gun laws and how they impact our lives. I have always advocated that responsible gun ownership is acceptable and reasonable. HOWEVER, and this is my serious issue, 1. How did it happen that a simple background check has been equaled to guns being taken away? And 2. Who in the world thinks that a concealed gun is ok on school grounds?

Yes, you heard me correctly. There is a bill in our state legislature (Wisconsin) to allow those with a CCL (concealed carry license) to carry that gun on school grounds. I can only imagine this person has not yet learned the lessons on school shootings this year. See article here

(Background checks are often requested by employers on job candidates for employment screening, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security or a position of trust, such as in a school, hospital, financial institution, airport, and government. These checks are traditionally administered by a government agency for a nominal fee, but can also be administered by private companies. Background checks can be expensive depending on the information requested. Results of a background check typically include past employment verification, credit history, and criminal history.

In the United States, the Brady Bill requires criminal checks for those wishing to purchase handguns from licensed firearms dealers. Restricted firearms (like machine guns), suppressors, explosives or large quantities of precursor chemicals, and concealed weapons permits also require criminal checks.[3]

In Michigan, the system of criminal checks has been criticized in a recent case where a shooting suspect was able to pass an FBI check to purchase a shotgun although he had failed the check for a state handgun permit. According to the spokesman of the local police department, (Wikipedia)

… you could have a clear criminal history but still have contacts with law enforcement that would not rise to the level of an arrest or conviction [that can be used] to deny a permit whether or not those involved arrests that might show up on a criminal history.[13]

I have read and re-read those definitions. Not one of them refers to a “list”, or any other tracking mechanism. None of them mention taking anything from anyone. They simply say that if you have a criminal background, you have a tougher time getting a gun. Isn’t that what we want? You can see why I am a little confused…..

Azana Salon and Spa shooter Radcliffe Haughton was among four Wisconsin men who were prohibited from possessing guns, yet used them to kill their wives or girlfriends in 2012, according to a new report from End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Gina Barton
Sept. 30, 2013

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