Isn't it obvious that the Federal background check system has so many problems, mainly with improper reporting, that the state check would identify some unfit and unqualified people who would otherwisg go undiscovered?A Colorado proposal to eliminate state background checks for firearm purchases has been tentatively approved by the Republican state House.
The bill would end checks done by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Republican Rep. Mark Waller, who sponsored the bill, said the state is spending unnecessarily on its background check program. Walker says the background checks duplicate ones already done federally.
A state review found that getting rid of the state background checks could save almost $2 million a year.
Many Democrats oppose the idea because they say Colorado's program is more thorough than the FBI's background check.
It makes you wonder what the Republican gun-rights champions are thinking? This would be a typical case in which the only benefit would be removing a small inconvenience for gun owners at the cost of certain dangerous people buying guns legally.
I don't even want to consider the savings as a true motivation. No state is so bad-off that 2 million dollars makes a difference.
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