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A Right Delayed: What happens if the NICS system goes down?

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A Right Delayed: What happens if the NICS system goes down?

Floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy “damaged tens of thousands of [New Jersey] mental health records used as part of background checks for gun purchases … meaning some prospective gun owners have not been able to buy pistols or rifles for several months,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

“The months-long backlog coincides with a surge in gun ownership,” the story continued, spotlighting one resident who decided to protect himself following a rash of burglaries and has since been waiting almost half a year for the ID card the Garden State requires to purchase a firearm.

“A right delayed is a right denied,” the would-be gun owner complained, echoing the famous quote by Martin Luther King. In this case, it’s not hard to see how such a delay could prove fatal.

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  • http://www.il-ccw.com/ Paladin

    A right delayed is a right infringed.

    The whole purpose of the anti-gun groups is to simply wait us out until our children grow up.

    They are taught that images of guns are bad, pieces of paper shaped as a gun are bad, a pastry shaped like a gun is bad.

    What laws do you think they will pass when they grow up after being taught in the schools for years and years that guns are bad?

    That’s right… the Second Amendment is just one generation from disappearing forever.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CfsINEYDoex3fXYF.FLFCPOcXaFQros-#f30f8 jong

      You are right and so was Ronald Reagan. But, on the other hand so are they.

  • Buyilders4Thew2ndAmendment.com

    What if the government decided, ha ha ha, that the system “crashed” and could not be repaired for 1 month or say 2 months or say 6 months or say…………
    In the meantime the lawful gun purchaser who wants t o exercise his freedoms is denied. From the good folks at Builders4The2ndAmendment.com on facebook.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CfsINEYDoex3fXYF.FLFCPOcXaFQros-#f30f8 jong

    First of all the twits in the mental health industry are just as bad as anything else. And they love putting people in slots since according to them everybody is mentally ill. Society not twits should be the ones who make the determination of children they feel are not quite up to handling weapons. They have much more success unlike the “professionals” that give our children mood altering medicine that drives them nuts. As for the rest read the definition of “shall not infringe” dont you understand???

  • Jay W

    They quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, one of my favorite gun-totin’ Republicans.

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1252355351/ Adrian Vance

    The only solution is that they have to pass on everybody in that case. The Constitution prevails.

    See The Two Minute Conservative at: http://tinyurl.com/7jgh7wv and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

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