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â€œReid opens the door to longer background checks for gun purchasers,â€ Sam Stein of The Huffington Post reports.
"There should be a waiting period for the purchase of a handgun to stop someone who has mental problems from buying a gun. We can check instantly, it is so easy to do," Reid said, according to a transcript of the show.
"I think that it is really important that we find out and keep people like this guy from going and buying a gun, he had just bought it a few days before," Reid added.
The problem is, â€œthis guyâ€ never been adjudicated with a mental disqualifier in order to be â€œprohibited personâ€ under existing federal law. While itâ€™s true that Jared Loughner had been booted from college and investigated by Sheriff Clarence Dupnikâ€™s finest, there are no provisions (yet, to the woe of the gungrabbers) to deprive a citizenâ€"who is legally presumed innocentâ€"of his rights without due process.