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  •  Well, doggies: the law does work when it's (2+ / 0-)
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    KVoimakas, jabbausaf

    enforced, per that same article:

    But that doesn’t mean that the crime guns don’t end up back in a criminal’s hands. Federal court records from one local case show crime guns that were once in police custody ended up at eight separate crime scenes, including a robbery and two assaults.

    Those guns were purchased by former Bremerton police detective Roy Alloway. Federal prosecutors say he purchased cheap handguns, those often favored by criminals, from a licensed firearms dealer that was buying the guns from police agencies. Alloway admitting to turning around and selling the guns for big profits at local guns shows. He sold more than 700 guns, raking in $150,000, without the required firearms license. He didn’t conduct background checks on the people to whom he sold the guns.

    Alloway is now in a federal prison in Colorado serving a sentence for the illegal sale of firearms.

    So it would appear that it is possible to stop the illegal sales, and put the miscreants in jail. How about that?

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    by BlackSheep1 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:00:34 AM PST

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