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originally posted by: Lucidparadox
I'm sure he knew that. I think the question wasn't specific enough.
You can buy a gun privately online and have it shipped to your house.
You can buy guns on craigslist too directly from people and pick them up at the I houses.
There's multiple answers to the question.
originally posted by: Urantia1111
a reply to: harvestdog
He knows that's not how it works, but if he pretends that might be the way it works, it's better for the push to ban rifles. If people see the FBI director say that you might be able to buy guns on Amazon, it's scarier. That's the game being played.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
originally posted by: boncho
originally posted by: intrptr
He's either real ignorant or pretending.
No matter where you purchase a firearm, you have to pick it up at a FFL holders place of business.
You sure about that?
uyers can contact sellers via phone or email to set up the sale, and avoid going through a federal background check or even leaving a paper trail. Such transactions are more anonymous than purchasing a weapon at a gun show, where people who can’t pass a background check can buy large quantities of guns.
Armslist quickly took off. By 2011, it was one of the largest online gun sites in the country, with more than 13,000
Mother Jones is a horrible source. Any out of state purchase on armslist requires an FFL.
3) But there's also a third option. I can check out an ad posted online by a private seller and then meet up to buy the gun in person. (There may also be some situations in which the gun could be mailed within the same state, though not handguns.) That would be a private sale and federal law wouldn't require a background check — although some states would. California and Rhode Island require background checks for all private sales, while 12 states mandate checks for private handgun sales.
So what about regulations? Earlier this year, the Manchin-Toomey gun bill in the Senate proposed to extend federal background check rules to all sales facilitated by the Internet — not just interstate sales. If I saw an ad online and went to go buy a gun from a private seller, then we'd both be required to go to a federally licensed dealer, who would conduct the background check and complete the transaction.
originally posted by: GBP/JPY
So...I do believe we're dealing with METRO men.....let's check their petticure
originally posted by: boncho
Washington Post then?
There may also be some situations in which the gun could be mailed within the same state, though not handguns.
According to internal ATF documents, the operation was initially run in conjunction with the Phoenix DEA Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). On January 26, 2010, ATF formally applied to the Justice Department in Washington for funding through the OCDETF program. When it won approval and received additional funding, Operation Fast and Furious was reorganized as a Strike Force that included agents from ATF, FBI, DEA, and the ICE component of the Department of Homeland Security, which would be run through the U.S. Attorney's office rather than the ATF. This new Strike Force designation allowed the operation to take advantage of sophisticated surveillance techniques such as federal wiretaps, which would require court orders and interaction from Justice Department officials in Washington, D.C. since federal law requires certain individuals to review evidence and certify the necessity of such techniques
That's the issue about this. If you plan on breaking a law anyway why would breaking this law, or any other one, be an issue?
In reality, guns often make it into the wrong hands, despite good intentions. And it looks like a sizeable percentage of these guns can ultimately find their way across borders to Canada. In fact, the NRA's crude call for lax gun regulation actually makes it more likely that guns will end up in the hands of bad guys (and gals) on both sides of the border. Contrary to popular belief, it is not stolen guns that account for the majority of those used in crime. It is that firearms are purchased by intermediaries -- either dealers or friends -- and passed on to those that might not otherwise be able to legally obtain a one.
originally posted by: rollanotherone
a reply to: boncho
Yes, because people with a criminal record are going to obey any law in place now, or future laws that the anti crowd wants in place. Let's keep placing laws on the citizens who can and do legally own guns and not focus on the criminal aspect of obtaining guns.