Saturday, March 30, 2013

Defacto gun purchase ban in Jersey county

The Wall Street Journal notes a situation in New Jersey post-Sandy:
The storm's floodwaters damaged tens of thousands of Essex County mental health records used as part of background checks for gun purchases, county officials said, meaning some prospective gun owners have not been able to buy pistols or rifles for several months.
Imagine what might be possible under a national New Jersey-like system. How easily might gun purchases be halted with a claim of records lost to theft, fire, natural disaster or cyber-attack.

America appears in the process of shifting from the land of presumed innocence to one where rights are denied based on presumed mental illness unless there's verification otherwise on public record.

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