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  •  See my post below about ME being considered (1+ / 0-)
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    part of the NRA.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:57:54 AM PST

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    •  I did actually (3+ / 0-)

      I was speaking generally not to you specifically. The Royal You as it were.

      "If one believes in common sense measures like closing the Gun show loophole then burn your NRA card." Sounded kinda weird

      As the Elites Come Together to Rise Above to Find a Third Way to do Rude things to the 99%

      by JML9999 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:01:45 AM PST

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      •  No problemo. (1+ / 0-)
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        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:03:33 AM PST

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      •  The "gun show loophole" is made up to scare you (1+ / 0-)
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        The term "gun show loophole" is made up by the media and is designed to scare you.  It is then propagated and bolstered through the use of half-truths.  What does come into play are the state laws, which naturally vary by state.  Firstly, any sale that goes through a licensed dealer, in other words an FFL, must be verified through the NICS check.  The same thing applies to dealers at gun shows.  What some states allow, including my state, North Carolina, are private or face-to-face sales.  While I can't speak for every state, my states still requires either a purchase permit or a concealed carry license, both of which are indicative of having a proven background check by the county sheriff's office.  If citizens are willing to disregard the laws and engage in illegal black market trading, no additional laws are going to prevent their actions.

        With regards to online purchases, it is NOT the SELLERS responsibility to perform the background check.  The seller is only permitted to ship the weapon to a licensed FFL, who is then responsible for performing the background check before releasing the item to the purchaser.  The idea that online sales are devoid of background checks is FALSE!
         

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