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?!