The Free Press, Mankato, MN


January 22, 2013

Our View: Background checks for gun buyers need upgrades


In the Oberender case, a simple flipping of his first and middle name may have caused him to elude all the background information that state had.

Clearly, the Legislature needs to fix this system with a sense of urgency. Will it cost money? Yes. Will it be worth it? Yes.

Everyone has to get on board. DHS, BCA and yes the public needs to demand that in some cases, privacy concerns are going to have to take a back seat if someone is wanting to possess a gun.

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