other ways to get firearms, including theft. Banning the manufacture of certain firearms and magazines won’t work either, because millions of them already exist, and no one proposes confiscation — if for no other reason than that it would be a mission impossible. So what should Congress do? If it were really serious, writes Sheldon Richman, it would pass a law forthwith requiring every gun buyer to declare whether or not he intends to commit a crime with the gun.It’s not enough to make gun buyers undergo background checks. A would-be killer’s background may be spotless, and those whose backgrounds aren’t will find
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