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Bill Goodman’s gun show targeted in New York undercover investigation

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posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 05:05 AM

“The gun show loophole is a deadly serious problem — and this undercover operation exposes just how pervasive and serious it is,” Bloomberg said. “This is an issue that has nothing to do with the Second Amendment; it’s about keeping guns from criminals, plain and simple.”

For those of us living in Ohio and Tennessee we have heard Bill Goodman's jingle countless times over the years "Bill Goodman's Gun and Knife Show. Tell a buddy. Bring a friend." Myself, I have never attended a show. The old time and money excuse.

The Show is a way for private sellers and buyers to meet. Official site here

I find it rather appalling the the city and state of NY feels the need to conduct undercover investigations in other states to attempt to change the laws in the other states to match their draconian gun laws. Of course Mayor Bloomberg is going to present his findings to every member of Congress.

I think Mayor Bloomberg needs to realize that Ohio and Tennessee are not providences of New York City and perhaps be subject to some of our local laws and customs. Particularly how illegal investigations are handled when completely out of their jurisdiction. Given the high number of attendees at these shows, I think we would have enough to deputize should like to come over for a visit Mr. Bloomberg.

Maybe you should make all your people (David Letterman, perhaps) more law abiding before looking for problems elsewhere?

posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 07:19 AM
One of the "points" made in the video on the Source link is that one dealer has sold 348 SKS Rifles (mis-naming them as Assault Rifles) for $500 each for a total of $174,000 in the past year.

SKS's prices run between $250-$450 (depending on condition). So even with 'cool' after market synthetic stocks, the man may be making a $50-$100 profit from each sale. So maybe $17,400-$34,800 over a year. For a rifle that equates to less than a Marlin or Winchester 30-30 in terms of fire power and accuracy.

I must ask Mr. Bloomberg just how many SKS's have made their way to Central Mugger's hands? And of those, how many were used in a crime? And of those, how many can be directly traced back to sales here in Ohio?

Are there not some laws restricting the espionage of one State on the activities inside another State?

posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 08:00 AM
LOL, SKS "crime wave" that's priceless
Very scary witht that bayonet attachment too. I remember when they were about $120 and I still wouldnt buy one at that price. that people would pay $500 for one shows you how many people there are out there who are truly ignorant of guns. Years ago a neighbor of mine was caught up in one of these NY gun investigations since guns he had sold ended up in NY. They ruined his business and marriage too btw. Leave it to NYC to act all imperious.

posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 08:15 AM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

Chinese and other country's knocks may be that low. I just quoted going prices for the quality Russian pieces. But yeah, criminal activity with long guns should be rather easy to spot and prevent.

Unless of course all your good officers are busy in other states.

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