ALR259 – Background Checks And Why You Should Oppose Them

If the purpose of background checks is to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people, why shouldn't we support them? Lloyd and Pastor Bennett tackle the issue logically and theologically to help you better understand the consequences of new legislation and why they are bad ideas.

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  • [0:00] – Blooper
  • [0:40] – Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:13] – Are We Better off today than Before we Started this Show?
  • [2:06] – Shout out to Pater Larry Beane
  • [2:29] – Introduction to today's topic
  • [3:03] – Thanks to our Patrons
  • [5:44] – What is a background check?
  • [9:31] – Is there a Christian position on gun control or background checks?
  • [14:01] – The (flawed) logic behind background checks
  • [16:40] – Failures of the existing system
  • [19:11] – “Dangerous Liberty”
  • [22:06] – What are “universal” background checks?
  • [22:33] – The question of enforcement
  • [28:24] – Expanding a broken system
  • [29:10] – The 8th Commandment and the motivations behind background checks
  • [31:30] – The threat of gun registration
  • [35:54] – Nobody is talking about taking away guns…right.
  • [37:05] – How to avoid violating the 8th Commandment
  • [40:16] – Summarizing our position on background checks
  • [42:00] – Wrap-Up
  • [45:15] – Show close

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