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Say Yes to Universal Background Checks for Firearms

For several years, teachers have looked to Congress to pass laws to keep guns out of active shooters’ hands. But it’s not just those returning to academia that is calling for gun reform. It’s the average U.S. citizen that no longer feels safe attending public events in America. One solution is up for debate, universal background checks for all gun purchases in the United States. It’s estimated that 20-22% of gun transactions occur without a background check. Purchase Loopholes Currently, only licensed dealers are required to run background checks. There are many other “legal” loopholes for private sales, including: Gun Shows Online sales Unlicensed dealers and Transfer of firearms between private parties The bottom line, there are too many ways for people who should not have a gun to purchase one. While some states have embraced universal background checks...

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