Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey want there to be background checks at gun shows and for online gun sales. The problem? Those already exist! You have to pass a background check when you purchase a gun from an FFL at a gun show. When you purchase a firearm in the internet, it must be shipped to an FFL. The FFL then runs a background check before s/he can transfer the firearm into your possession.
Gun control: what you do instead of something. Congress is full of idiots who want to create new law to cover something already in the law!
I know what you’re thinking – this new law would force background checks on private transfers at gun shows. Yeah, except that it won’t. Sebastian recently wrote, “Pennsylvania bans private transfers, and it’s a well established fact that Philly prosecutors rarely use these laws to go after criminals. So why have them?”
Passing a bill in the name of “doing something” is not appropriate in any modern society.