Why do we need universal background checks for all gun buyers? Here’s why!

This week a bipartisan group of Republicans and red-state Democrats successfully filibustered the bipartisan Manchin-Toomey bill that would have implemented universal background checks for all gun buyers. Many of those Senators who voted against ending the filibuster cited their fears that such a bill would lead to a national gun registry (a lie, considering the bill expressly prohibited the development/implementation of a national gun registry).

So why exactly do we need to implement universal background checks for all gun sales in this country, like the Manchin-Toomey bill would have implemented? Here’s why:

So the next time Republicans talk about how background checks wouldn’t stop criminals from getting guns, remember this video. The men in this video who purchased guns could have easily been convicted felons, but without having to produce identification or go through a background check, it would be impossible for the seller to know.


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