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I guess I kind of wonder how much some of these senators understand have a background check system works senator Toomey when he was talking about.
And his proposal yesterday.
Was saying that -- people who were going to be affected by this were bad people we didn't want to -- -- going bad -- by guns that's.
Simply not correct I mean if you go through the annual -- reports.
What you find is that about 95%.
Of the people who are initially denied.
Are false positives there law abiding people who should have been able to buy guns but were stopped.
Because they had a name similar to somebody that we want to stop.
So when the president this week and last week and other weeks keeps on saying.
To me and prohibited people have been prevented from buying guns because of the Brady act.
That simply false I mean.
Because virtually all of those that there's there's at least 95%.
And it could be as high -- over 99%.
False positive all right -- you don't know how long how long does that false positive lost in the majority.
Of those cases does it mean they are prohibited from ever getting -- -- What does it mean -- -- checked and recheck ten.
Two days later -- two weeks later a month later they can get the weapons that they want to buy.
For those individuals are timed out months.
There's another group of people that where you have mistakes which are about seven times larger which is about fourteen million people.
And most of those are delayed for about three days.
But it whether you're talking about the delay for three days for.
About fourteen million northeast to -- in which have been delayed for months.
Sometimes even much longer than just months.
You're gonna run into a significant number even if it's small but people who really need to get a hold of -- -- quickly and are being stopped.
Because the failures in the background checks me -- there -- On -- -- there's a point here though does that -- would we have we have background checks has suspended him for one of the better term when we fly.
There are people many people.
Many Muslims for instance people from the Arab world.
Who get on a plane -- are entirely innocent but because then name matches up with something.
On a no fly list.
They really -- they have prevented from getting on a plane would you take away.
The no fly list just so that those people on inconvenienced.
-- mean look.
Give other people -- late Senator Ted Kennedy remember was on the no fly list five times.
There's five times where he was initially denied on -- two points I'm making one is.
A lot of the discussion here doesn't use the right language.
They should say to me an initial denials -- like when Ted Kennedy was denied it initially denied he later flew.
But it the president and I -- wouldn't go and say that five times we stop the terrorists from flying in the five times that Ted Kennedy was stopped.
-- that's one thing just trying to get the language right the second point is the federal government needs to fix this broken system.
If a private company head anywhere near you know private companies -- background checks on criminal backgrounds for employees all the time.
If a private company hit anywhere close even a twentieth.
The rate of failures that the federal government has in terms of how it checks backgrounds the private company would be sued out of existence.
And the question is why can't we have applied even something similar.
To the standards that the federal government and demands that companies do when the federal government does background checks itself.
We haven't been but so did that -- it -- and John I've done I don't wanna -- is a double standard but.
We did a no fly list in other woods background checks -- flying a fine.
Because we're targeting.
Terrorists from another part of the world.
But I don't know background checks for guns on not -- -- -- seems to me that then made double standard that.
I think both should be fixed you.
I'm not saying that either is perfect -- -- their problems with both of them all I'm saying is it's one thing to say that the current system.
All right in the say we gotta get rid of background checks.
What I'm saying is let's try to fix the system that we have and there's another problem there too and that's -- something you don't have with the no fly lesson that is.
We're charging people fees essentially to go -- buy guns are transact these guns and so you know -- its highest 125 dollars under this new rule that's going to be through most places it's going to be around fifty dollars -- so.
So that's so there's not -- -- you're not.
Saying they shouldn't be background checks you'll saying that the system all of those background checks should be fixed.
I think they should be fixed and they should be fixed before we go and expand.
Because if you -- and expand them and put in millions more names the number of false positives that you're gonna get the problems are gonna skyrocket.
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