posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 11:52 AM
a reply to: Athetos
And you both don't have FACs to acquire those guns?
My dad attended the show with me and he has his restricted and prohibited card.
It's not legal gun owners that are the problem. It's people who do what ever the hell they want with zero regard for others.
Actually its both. Easy access and limited restrictions and controls (being able to buy guns easily with no worry of how they are tracked) leads to
guns being diverted criminally. So it's the thin line where legal gun owners turn into criminal sellers.
And they've done studies in the states where 25-50% of sellers at gun shows, using the 'gun show loophole' were willing to ignore legal obligations
for sales of their firearms, that makes them criminally responsible for the sale if they were to follow through with it.
I agree the gun registry in Canada was a bad move, but they already have regulations in place to avoid gun show loopholes, or don't they?
"The purchase, transport and storage of firearms continues to be strictly controlled in Canada and these strict rules apply to gun shows. Our
government has taken concrete action to strengthen our laws and to stop violent crime and illegal firearms."
People are very fast to say 'It's not legal gun owners you have to worry about' but how do you think criminals get guns? Buying weapons that were
purchased legally and diverted. If the same tenets used in the drug war were applied to the firearms industry they'd be out doing undercover stings
and making a case to turn every legal gun owner into a black market arms dealer with a very simple sting, which is obviously entrapment, not something
Id like to see, but it speaks volumes of that overplayed talking point.
In a probe of illegal online firearm sales conducted by the City of New York, undercover investigators found that 62% of private gun sellers they
interacted with were willing to sell guns to a buyer who said he could not pass a background check.
Just to reiterate, the above where in this isolated case (yet similar results have been found in numerous studies) 62% of legal gun owners
willing to become black market, criminal arms dealers. Now think about that the next time you say "criminals don't care about gun laws and wont follow
them anyway" because it's much more profound than you realize, it's exactly that, once someone diverts a gun into the black market they become a
criminal, and many don't see guns in that light so they are willing to participate in grey market/black market trade without thinking much about
edit on 15-12-2015 by boncho because: (no reason given)