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Tech Law professor defends background checks

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Updated: 4/12/2013 10:48 am
You may be wondering how the senate plan's expanded background checks for guns balance out legally with the second amendment. Texas Tech Law professor Richard Rosen said he sees no constitutional conflict with those proposed requirements.

"The supreme court in ruling that the second amendment protects an individual right, was also very clear that regulations on the conditions and qualifications for sale of firearms were presumptively constitutional, as well as laws that prohibit people like felons and the mentally ill from getting firearms are constitutional." Said Rosen.

Rosen added that even if background checks are expanded, there is still no guarantee that people who should not have weapons won't be able to get or take them.
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