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Should A Character Witness Be Required To Purchase Guns or Ammo?
A character witness should be required to purchase guns or ammo
Responsible gun owners would still be able to purchase a gun without a challenge.
A character witness can validate the purchaser is of sound mind.
Government lists of who should or shouldn't be able to purchase a gun have errors and omissions.
It would be harder to keep it a secret that you have a gun.
To require a character witness or witness statement for every purchase of ammunition is unfairly onerous for people who regularly use firearms for hunting, pest control, and target training.
The character witness might be liable if the purchaser commits a crime with the weapons or ammo.
People with bad intent can easily bypass this constraint.
Requiring a character witness is a violation of the
, since the Second Amendment is an individual's right to bear arms.
Equal protection under the law is for everyone, not just those with the social network necessary to provide the required character witness.
This sort of law makes discrimination against minority members of society easier.
This requirement may be such a bureaucratic impediment that it truly abridges a Constitutional Right to Due Process.
Having a character witness does not guarantee a person can be trusted with a firearm.
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