There should be background checks for online sales and for gun shows. If I were to go into a gun store and buy a weapon I have to go through a
background check so why shouldn't these other ways of obtaining weapons have the same rules.
Ok i'm gonna rant here. This information here is based off of an antigun talking point and is a flat out lie thats getting old.
First of all we will establish a basic concept, firearms no matter how much the anti-gun crowd screams and cries are peices of property, nothing more,
nothing less. Individuals can transfer property as they see fit in a free society.There is no gunshow loophole or online loophole here.
Second. The websites you see online selling firearms are registered FFL dealers or manufacturers, there are half a dozen various licenses that
encompass these types of sellers. All of which are in compliance with federal and state laws. What that means is if i purchase a firearm from an
online retailer, they are required by law to transfer that firearm to a local FFL who in turn requires the purchaser to fill out a 4473 background
check and if that purchaser passes that background check the firearm is only then transferred to the purchaser.
Third, the "gunshow loophole" is a flat out lie, any FFL operating and selling firearms at a gunshow is required by law to make the purchaser complete
the form 4473. There is even a section on the 4473 which requires the FFl to indicate that the transaction took place at a gunshow and not at the
FFl's normal business location.
The anti-gun crowd likes to take individual to individual sales of property, which in a free society is legal. And apply that blanket transaction and
make it appear that dealers are not making purchasers complete a 4473.
It is a flat out lie an needs to end, if the anti-gun crowd wants to go after something at least have the decency to do so honestly and not prey on
I've operated under the FFL of one of the countries largest firearms retailers for five years now, I've personally transferred tens of thousands of
firearms over the course of my employment there and I can tell you this, in my time there I've only received a "denied" response from NICS TWICE, In
those five years. I've personally denied hundreds based on the shady characteristics, or comments of those attempting to buy firearms. Of those I've
personally denied, the ones who managed to get to the point of a NICS submission received a PROCEED from NICS. What does this mean? well it means they
don't have a criminal record, It does not mean they aren't criminals.
Background checks serve only one purpose in my experience, and that is to make the ignorant feel good because "bad guys" can't buy guns. Well from my
experience I've only had TWO "bad guys" try to buy guns, because if you don't have a "criminal record" NICS doesn't consider you a "bad guy" And based
on those TWO experiences in five years It is my opinion that background checks are a waste of time because statistically "bad guys" don't attempt to
buy guns through the legal channels. And NICS only infringes on the law abiding citizen.
edit on 17-9-2013 by C0le because: (no reason