The Wear Orange campaign wants common sense gun laws passed. Do they work? | The Tylt
People are wearing orange Thursday to promote awareness of gun violence and common sense solutions to gun violence. Among the most popular solutions is the mandatory universal background check, which would force all gun buyers to pass a federal background check.
It makes sense, right? Anyone who is legally able to obtain a gun should have no trouble passing a federal background check. It’s an easy way to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. A Mother Jones analysis showed that more than 80 percent of guns used in mass shootings were legally purchased.
For some gun rights supporters the problem isn’t with background checks, but with how it’s done. Background checks — as they are currently being proposed — will make it more costly for the poor in high-crime areas to obtain guns for self-defense. Besides that, the background check system itself is flawed.
What do you think: #BGChecksWork or #BGChecksUseless?
The Wear Orange campaign wants common sense gun laws passed. Do they work?