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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
If this thread is anything to go by, background checks are somehow an infringement on our rights. Some people seem to think that if background checks are required to buy a gun at any legitimate seller, their right to bear arms is violated. This is, of course, nonsense. If you are still able to own a gun after your background check then your rights weren't violated at all.
This is nothing more than manufactured outrage because it has to do with Obama, and as we all know Obama can't do anything right even when he does.
I asked a question in the thread I linked to that wasn't answered and I thought deserved its own thread.
According to the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights), the right to work is a human right. It goes as such:
(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
The UDHR was a declaration created and drafted by 18 members of the Commision on Human Rights, the United States being one of those members. The declaration was accepted by America so we abide by these rights.
So, if working is a human right, are employers who perform background checks infringing on our right to work? If not, why would required background checks to own a gun be any different? They're both human rights according to America, so why does one get a pass but the other doesn't?
Thanks in advance.
ETA: Just to be clear, I am not against employers performing background checks.