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  •  Compete for legal buyers who can pass a (0+ / 0-)

    background check.

    Currently, under the private party sales exemption, dealers have to compete with "unlicensed dealers" who have none of the expenses that an FFL has to cover as part of their overhead.

    A significant fraction of the private party sales at gun shows are in effect unlicensed dealers, and a significant fraction aren't doing background checks even when they know the buyer is a straw buyer, or that the buyer can't pass a background check.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:51:23 PM PST

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    •  Would love to see some verifiable stats.... (0+ / 0-)

      that support your assertions.

      And if they are in a state that doesn't require a check, they can't actually do a check.  So that insinuation is quite false.

      Your hate-mail will be graded.

      by PavePusher on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:57:30 AM PST

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      •  You can search my comments if you like (0+ / 0-)

        I don't have time today to get into it right now.

        If you have contrary stats and post them, I'll take a look.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 10:35:12 AM PST

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