posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 01:29 PM
reply to post by irishchic
This whole background checking thing is playing into the inevitable national ID card.
One card with restrictions and allowances for all things.
Everyone will get one paid for by taxation.
When you pass the driving test you'll get an allowance added, when you turn 18, 21 you'll get others.
This will pacify the voter fraud folks and the poll tax folks.
There will be a federal weapons permit that will pacify both the carry reciprocity crowd and the universal background checks / training standards
crowd. Another allowance on your card.
Background checks will be run in almost real-time thanks to the ever-growing national surveillance grid and help from the likes of DARPA and Google.
Sold as a way to protect the nations fragile economy from any more "great recessions" the card will also be tied to your bank acting as a debit and
Your card could be switched "on" or "off" in an instant however appeals will linger for months.
This is coming down the pipe soon enough. Within the next 25 years I figure.