“Despite years of attempts to shore up the government’s National Instant Background Check System (NICS), enormous gaps remain, particularly when it comes to identifying fugitives,” usatoday.com reports. “In five states alone, law enforcement agencies failed to provide information to the FBI about at least 2.5 million outstanding arrest warrants, police and court records show. Among them are tens of thousands of people wanted for violent offenses and other felonies.” Like the gentleman above. Of course, no one wants fugitives to be able to buy guns! So let’s spend hundreds of millions of dollars to fix NICS. And, while we’re at it, make sure that anyone who’s been committed to a hospital for mental illness is also in the federal registry. Either that or . . . dump the system as unworkable and unconstitutional. I know it’ll never happen. But should it?