Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Fake (but actually quite real) Gun Background Check Loophole

So for people who oppose Obama's policy change to expand background checks for gun purchases, I have a couple questions.

Q1) Do you think the loophole exists, or that it's a lie made up by the President?  

If you think it's a lie, well then first off you shouldn't care about this at all because nothing would change.  But it's also not a lie.  Here's some facts.
  Study finds vast online marketplace for guns without background check https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-study-finds-vast-online-marketplace-for-guns-without-background-checks/2013/08/05/19809198-fd73-11e2-9711-3708310f6f4d_story.html 
 Gun shows and the lack of uniform gun-control laws provide easy access to guns that can be used for criminal purposes, according to a new report from the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research 
The report features hundreds of photographs and some video that show: 
illegal straw purchases, whereby a surrogate buys from a licensed retailer on behalf of another
anonymous, undocumented private-party gun sales
widespread availability of assault weapons, .50-caliber rifles and the parts needed to make untraceable guns
links between gun shows and the neo-Confederacy movement and neo-Nazism
Program. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/features/20090923_gun_study/index.html
Q2) If you do believe the gun show loophole exists, and that there's widespread evidence it's used for illegal purchases by criminals, do you think we should fix it?

Q3) If you don't believe we should fix it and prevent criminals and the mentally ill from getting firearms, while at the same time allowing law abiding citizens to purchase guns to their heart's content, then.....what the fuck?

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