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  •  ATF isn't really the bottleneck there. (0+ / 0-)

    The FBI, and even more so, local law enforcement, are to blame for the vanishingly small chance that someone who fails a NICS check will be investigated at all, let alone prosecuted.

    Changing that dynamic would probably do more to reduce firearms availibility to criminals than anyting being batted around in Congress... but doesn't require legislation, so legislators aren't interested. (Ye Olde hammer / nail problem)

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:24:08 PM PST

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