NRA: Why ‘universal’ checks won’t work
Criminals will not participate in them, and the mentally ill will not be included.
It seems so reasonable. In the minds of many, “universal background checks” for firearms transactions sounds like a good idea.
But is it really? No.
No idea is good if it doesn’t work. No legislation is reasonable if it fails to accomplish its purported goal — to prevent violent criminals and the mentally ill from acquiring firearms.