In this op-ed supporting the continuance of the State background checks we can see that it makes good sense. We can also see the lies put out by the gun extremists who have been saying it's an unnecessary duplication of the Federal check.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.Last year, the Bloomington Police Department received 541 requests for permission to buy handguns.Of that total, 37 were denied following local background checks required by Minnesota law. According to officials, those rejections were due to chemical dependency or mental illness issues.
Had Bloomington authorities relied solely on instant federal background checks, every one of those 37 permit-seekers would have been cleared on the spot to buy a gun.