On Background Checks
On “background checks: ” In a totalitarian state, the government controls the people. In a democracy, the people control the government. Although we like to believe that the people in our democracy control the government through elections, that is only because the people are a greater military force than anything available to the government. We avoid any test of the military balance, any violent confrontation between the people and the government, by assuring that the people maintain an overwhelming military superiority. Therefore the public should possess any weapons available to the government, and the government may not disarm persons on any grounds, eliminating the need for background checks.