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Video: Debunking the Gun-Show Loophole Myth

Steven F Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 8:14 AM
Ask the reverse question. If it is only 3.9% of all gun sales, why are the ANTI-gun people working so hard to pass it? Answer, the bill has NOTHING to do with what they claim. The so called loophole is a FLAT OUT LIE used to hide the actual intent of the bill.
jhowell Wrote: Apr 15, 2013 1:01 AM
Exactly. I am living in London right now-- they don't have handguns-- and now they have a knife problem. Next thing they are going to do (if they haven't already) is bad knives. You can already get arrested for carrying a kitchen knife in the street without a reason.

On the other hand-- if background checks don't happen on 3.9% of all gun sales, then it is happening on 96.1% of gun sales already. So we're already well down the slippery slope.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 5:10 PM
liberals end goal is to make the US the same as the UK with respect to firearms ownership by civilians. Many liberals in positions of high places within the government have made statements alluding to that goal. Our current President, Barack Obama, stated to Prof. John Lott, when they were both at the Univ. of Chicago, that he didn't believe ANY civilians should be able to own ANY firearms. You lefties always like to tell us that you don't want to confiscate our guns, while you push for laws which would make that exact thing a lot more easy. Plus, we've already experienced gun confiscation within the USA, in places such as California. Do you deny that?
wtmoore1 Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 3:28 PM
That slope must be pretty slippery if we are going to slide all the way down to general confiscation.

I'm not too keen on the conservative argument that common sense approaches to real problems can be logically extended to absurdities for which no one is advocating. Certainly, any change moves the bar, and some group will get out to advocate the next step. But that doesn't mean the public is going to leap headlong into absurdity hook-line-and-sinker. There are plenty of examples of public policy moving in a direction until problems are recognized, and then reform is implemented.

A small step in one direction is not necessarily the first step in some inexorable societal trend...
jhowell Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 12:15 PM
What's the actual intent? Is the long term plan going to be confiscation? Seems like we're miles away from that, but I guess it is a slippery slope.

Sens. Manchin and Toomey announced their ‘compromise’ on expanding background checks Wednesday, which, among other things, closes the “gun show loophole.” By law, all federal firearms licensees are required to conduct background checks for firearms transactions—even at a gun show. But gun control advocates repeatedly say that 40 percent of all gun purchases at gun shows are private sales and thus, not subject to a background check. Where are they getting this figure from and is it true? Heritage weighs in:

As The Washington Post has