Background Checks on Gun Sales are a Human Rights Issue.

We often talk about background checks in the context of keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people, which is exactly what they’re for. However, I really enjoyed reading this article , 4 Reasons Why Background Checks are a Human Rights Issue from Amnesty International, which frames them not as tools to take guns away from people, but rather, as restoring something that has been taken from us: our rights.

Our right to live.

Our right to health.

Our right to education.

Our right to be free of domestic violence.

There must be a way to protect the right to keep and bear arms while also protecting the right to live healthy, educated, and violence free lives.