Graham again advanced the ridiculous rationale that since most people who fail background checks because they provide incorrect information are not prosecuted, we should not expand background checks to include now-exempt gun show sales, a huge loophole. (More about this at ThinkProgress.)
Milwaukee's police chief, Edward Flynn was having none of Graham's flimflammery:
Graham rhetorically asked that if people who fail background checks are not prosecuted, "What kind of deterrent is that?"
It doesn’t matter, it’s a paper thing. I want to stop 76,000 people from getting guns illegally. That’s what a background check does.
The answer, which any 10-year-old could figure out: the deterrent is that they don't get guns.