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Background checks include registration

Background check! The anti-firearm crowd every day uses that term. If a background check is all that it is, I would not have a problem with it. But it always includes the type of firearm being bought, or sold, along with its serial number. That is gun registration, which is the third rail of the gun debate.

I have been a competitive shooter for more than 40 years, and the only thing our governor has done with his SAFE Act is make my hobby much more expensive. The bill was rammed through the State Legislature with little input or thought. Note the seven-round magazine limit, which is nothing more than a bad joke.

The governor is patting himself on the back for this sneaky move, but I certainly would not like to see him occupy an office without corners.

I will still shoot 2,000 to 3,000 rounds a year to pursue my hobby. The SAFE Act will not change any of my actions.

James E. Rackl

Warsaw