Star Parker reminds lawmakers that constitutional rights don’t require background checks.
Washington, DC - In response to recent Congressional proposals for increased background checks for gun purchases, Star Parker’s Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) reminds legislators that would expand background checks are a terrible idea that will not make our communities safer.
“Our constitutional rights do not require background checks,” said CURE President Star Parker. “By examining the background of Americans wanting to buy firearms for protection, we are turning over medical records, which is a massive invasion of privacy. When mental health is examined for potential signs of depression, women may be especially prohibited from buying firearms. That’s because details from intimate medical records, such as prior abortions, could be disqualifying,” continued Parker.
“Increased background checks are an extension of the misguided ‘red flag’ bill recently passed in the House, which treats gun owners as guilty until proven innocent while requiring a court order for law-abiding citizens to get a constitutional right back. Stop treating gun owners like criminals!” concluded Parker.
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