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Should you be able to buy guns through mail where you are sent an application and then prove ID with signature like voting?

Absolutely no possibily for fraud huh.

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  • 2 months ago

    I don't know if any sort of "fraud" is a problem when buying guns. Heck, some states don't even require a background check to sell guns, unless it's at a retailer.  The feds enacted some oddly unconstitutional laws in 1968, based upon federal jurisdiction over the US mail and interstate commerce.  In theory, any actual criminal can get as many guns as they need without any problems with legal forms or ID, so what difference does it make?  How many people are prosecuted for attempting to buy guns illegally though the normal FFL channels?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Voter fraud in the USA has never been so wide spread that it changed a national  election's results.  Millions of people would have to be involved and that would be impossible to do without someone revealing the scam. 

    So trying to compare it to mail order gun sales that would definitely lead to criminals using fake and stolen ID's, to buy guns and kill innocent people. 

    Is like trying to compare a rubber raft to a battle ship. 

    Yes they both float, but that's all they have in common.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Until the 1970s anyone could by a gun from Sears with no application or ID of any kind.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    And get prescriptions for oxycontin, too.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • 2 months ago

    StephenWeinstein: Your FIRST sentence is not false. EVERY OTHER WORD of your answer is DEAD WRONG.

    treew81: Your SO CALLED question is a BAD attempt to justify facilitating fraud by attempting to make those that oppose fraud look stupid.

  • 2 months ago

    When they check ID of in a gun store, it's for a criminal background check, which isn't done for voters anyway, even if you vote in person with an ID.  When you vote in person with an ID, all they check is that the ID is a type of ID that qualifies as a voter ID and is not a free ID given out to legal citizens who can't afford to pay for one.  There is the same possibility of fraud with or without voter ID-- there is just less possibility of legal voting with it, due to the cost.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, and what does "possibily" mean? Possibly?

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That's a great argument. I like it. I bet it could be applied to lots of other things too to demonstrate Trump's justified concerns, (every day warning us for three months leading up to the election and trying to stop it in court), and lending credence to the reality that mail-in election fraud actually DID occur. It is almost unavoidable. The temptation was overwhelming with the 'cover' of COVID-19 available. 

    It would also explain the 'election miracle' of Biden still winning after losing both Florida and Ohio, (never happened before in U.S. history), which Democrats explain by pointing to an overwhelming arrival of 'new' mail-in voters from demographics that don't vote and didn't even vote for Obama.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Fraudulent voting, by mail or otherwise, is a crime.  A serious crime, for which people get caught and sent to jail. 

    Because it's a serious crime, it happens about once in a million votes.

    I'd be OK with those odds for buying guns through the mail as well.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Lol. Troll fail

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