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Mike Rowe Just Weighed In On Gun Control In An AWESOME Way Everyone Should See

After taking some jabs at the White House’s recent policy of enlisting celebrities in its battle against gun rights, outspoken TV host Mike Rowe made the on-target suggestion that instead of platitudes and pontification, someone finally fix the dysfunctional background check system.

Writing on Facebook, Rowe noted that unlike those celebrities who used pre-fab, White House-written tweeting points to express their support for President Obama’s gun control agenda, Rowe only says what he really means. The gun rights supporter then explained how that dovetails with his support for background checks.

“I’m just skeptical that expanding a broken system is the best way to keep guns away from bad guys and lunatics,” he wrote.

“Currently, thousands of people deemed mentally incompetent by the courts are NOT registered in our National Check System. That’s insane, if you’ll pardon the irony, in part because it’s so easily correctible,” he wrote, noting that the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has said most states report fewer than 80 percent of their felony convictions to the national system.

“As a result, nearly 7 million convicted felons are not currently registered. Is it any surprise that nearly every mass killer in recent memory passed a background check?” Rowe said.

The current system not only has incomplete information, Rowe said, it was inadequate enforcement.

“Lying on your application to purchase a firearm is a federal offense, but very few are prosecuted for doing so,” Rowe said, noting that some estimates say only 1.5 percent of those who should not get guns are ever prosecuted for trying to do so.

“Many thousands of individuals who try to purchase a gun illegally are allowed to keep on trying,” Rowe wrote. “Many eventually succeed, and then use that gun in the commission of a crime. This strikes me a serious problem. And yet, I’ve received no tweets from my favorite action heroes, asking me to support an effort to fix the system we have. Why is that?”

Rowe concluded with a call to make the system work.

“We now possess the technology to update and maintain an accurate data base of felons, lunatics, gang members, terrorists, B-list celebrities, and other unsavory types that we can all agree should never be allowed to own a weapon. We also possess the ability to identify and prosecute anyone who attempts to buy a gun illegally. But if we don’t have the resources or the commitment to administer and enforce the system we have, why in the world would we want to make it bigger?”

Rowe then shared two bits of wisdom with politicians:

“When there’s a hole in your net, you don’t need a bigger net; you need a smaller hole.

“When your foundation is shaky, you don’t keep building on top of it, you knock it…

 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.


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