I'm still waiting for an example of a crime that would have been prevented with more extensive background checks. Show me the advantage that justifies imposing another inconvenience on law abiding citizens.
That's a good example. Thanks. So I guess my next question is, couldn't these guys have just used their friends / girlfriends to pass the background checks for them (I think this is called a strawman purchaser)?
I don't think they had any friends/girlfriends.