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Video: Debunking the Gun-Show Loophole Myth

wtmoore1 Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 3:24 PM
Hahaha. Okay, so how many guns change hands at gun shows between private sellers without a background check? If its not 40% of all sales, it's still a pretty high number, so what's the problem??? Put more simply, many of us on the pro-gun control side don't think any guns should be transferred without a background check. So having the exception at all puts the onus on the proponents to articulate a legitimate reason why it's needed at all. To this point, I'm not sure the right has come up with a compelling reason to allow even one such transfer.
M444ss Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 11:13 PM
Compelling reason to allow such a transfer?? You've got it backwards. The People have no duty to justify keeping a right. How, by the way, will you know if someone conducts a background check? Obviously, you need a list of every gun matched to its owner, and you need an inspection regimen. To this point, I am absolutely sure that the left has not and cannot come up with a compelling reason for that since the notion that gun control can reduce violent crime in the US is demonstably false, while it is demonstrably true that violent crime goes down as firearms freedom increases.
rthiebeau Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 9:26 PM
Please tell us: What percentage considering its proven the 40% number is not only wrong its extremely old before the current law went into affect.
BigDog_is_Here Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 7:07 PM
It's not a high number, fool.





You don't know much, period. You're simply full of it with your bogus "facts" and made-up stats. There is not a single shred of evidence that the private sales of firearms has led to any significant criminal activity, ever, in over 200 years of this republic's history. These ridiculous new rules punish innocent citizens with the blatant intent of creating a gun registry with a view towards confiscation. WRONG ANSWER.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 5:03 PM
wtmoor1; don't know where you get your "facts", but the percentage of private sales at gun shows as compared to sales from FFL's is way less than 10%. It's nowhere close to 40%. The problem is that a private seller has no access to the background check system, only FFL's do. FFL's are not anxious to do the checks for nothing because private sellers, though very few, are still competing for sales with the FFL's. So why should I have to make a good friend of mine, whom I've known for years, go through a background check if he wants to buy one of my guns? That's a waste of time, money, and resources, don't you think. Besides, it's you lefties who want to institute these worthless background checks. Thus, the burden should rest with you...
Luscious Lars Wrote: Apr 13, 2013 5:04 PM
...to prove that background checks would stop violent crimes. They don't and they won't. But I'm open to listening to your reasoning as to why you think they will.

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