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Video: Debunking the Gun-Show Loophole Myth

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...

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