Background checks for decongestants but not guns

Published: Monday, May. 6, 2013 - 9:05 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 - 5:59 am

I was at Raley's the other day picking up my decongestant, and as always was requested to show my identification and sign the sheet of paper that checks whether I am a meth dealer.

That is not very different than watching retailers check younger aged folks for cigarette and liquor purchases. All three are background checks. I suppose it is an infringement on some freedom I have overlooked and it may be a freedom that many would prefer not to lose. But it is an effort to keep meth, lung cancer and under-age driving while intoxicated under control. So shouldn't a background check be agreed on for purchasing weapons?

-- Robert Phillippi, Sacramento

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