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Gun Nuts vs. Anti-Gun Nuts II

Geoff34 Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 12:26 PM
It should be noted that the NICS background has a HUGE false positive rate, typically over 90 percent (see Dr. John Lott's website and research). That means that 90+ percent of the time when the NICS system IDs someone as a "Prohibited Person," and denies them the right to buy a gun, it is a mistaken identity issue. Those who appeal usually get exonerated. If this were a medical test, it would be rejected and NEVER used (can you imagine using a cancer test that is wrong 90+% of the time when it says you have cancer?). Why would anyone in their right mind want to use such a badly flawed system even MORE?!

A few weeks back we wrote a column about the issues being debated regarding potentially restricting the rights of gun owners established by the second amendment. The column was generally well received, but there was one point of contention that remains the center of debate regarding gun owners’ rights -- especially with the flaming out of Senator Feinstein’s bill on what she refers to as “assault weapons.” We need to correct this point and we discuss the issue in greater depth.

We stated that, as someone not clearly on either the side of Gun Nuts or the Anti-Gun Nuts, we...