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Why Is A Credit Check to Buy a TV More Acceptable Than A Background Check To Buy A Gun?

I don’t have the answer to that question. That’s why I asked it. So bear with me as I do a little wondering about it.

In this country, most citizens are perfectly willing to let just about anyone do a credit check on us, whether it’s a bank sizing us up to see we’re fit for a car loan, or if it’s the cable company attempting to decide if we’ll pay our bills on time.  Those three digits that comprise our credit score determine whether we’re responsible enough to buy a house, rent a washer, or even whether we’re trustworthy enough to have electricity pumped into our homes.

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