Should background checks be required on all people buying guns?

April 11, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated April 10, 2013 at 11:11 p.m.

"That is almost impossible to control. Let's say if your dad gave you a gun, would your father do a criminal background study on you? Of course not; he knows you. To be able to control private sells between friends, family and neighbors would be almost impossible. They can have it on the books, but how in the world can they enforce that ?"

Kirby Brumby, Goliad, Goliad County Sheriff

"I think they should check more carefully. Doing a background check on a person helps a lot. Now we see more and more and more people getting killed and they have to get the weapon somewhere."

-Faustino "Frosty" Rodriguez, Yoakum, security guard

"What they will do is start taxing you on all of them. All it is going to do is make honest people criminals."

Victor McDonald, Victoria, retired

"I don't have a problem with a background check, if you don't have anything to hide it doesn't matter. But criminals will get the guns anyway."

Linda Johnston, Victoria, retired



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