The Wear Orange campaign wants common sense gun laws passed. Do they work? | The Tylt

FINAL RESULTS
The Wear Orange campaign wants common sense gun laws passed. Do they work?
A festive crown for the winner
#BGChecksWork
#BGChecksUseless

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?

Dataviz
Real-time Voting
The Wear Orange campaign wants common sense gun laws passed. Do they work?
#BGChecksWork
#BGChecksUseless
#BGChecksUseless
Criminals don't follow the law.
#BGChecksWork
Background checks keep guns away from the most vulnerable in society.
#BGChecksUseless
It's a constitutional right.
#BGChecksWork
Background checks are effective at curbing gun violence.
#BGChecksWork
Many feel that "sensible gun laws" are long overdue.
FINAL RESULTS
The Wear Orange campaign wants common sense gun laws passed. Do they work?
A festive crown for the winner
#BGChecksWork
#BGChecksUseless
© 2016 The Tylt
Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our  User Agreement,  Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement,   and  Your California Privacy Rights  (each updated 1/1/20).
© 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. All rights reserved (About Us).
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed,transmitted,cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.