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  •  And that's true at a gun show? (2+ / 0-)
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    FogCityJohn, oceanview

    Or a general flea market?

    •  Mostly (0+ / 0-)

      Yes. If the seller is liscened. Which how most sales are handled. Granted there are some private sales and un liscened transactions. But that's a minority of the sales.

      •  Uh, "minority". Got any numbers, not percentages? (0+ / 0-)

        Thought not. Thanks!

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 07:21:14 PM PDT

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      •  It's not that small a minority. (0+ / 0-)

        I know this is a wiki link - but footnote #18 at the bottom of the page takes you to a pdf of a BATF report that contradicts your assertions on various fronts.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/...

        The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy... the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

        by lcbo on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:22:58 AM PDT

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        •  As I read the report (0+ / 0-)

          their figures are from their own investigation- that is the targeted investigations of certain gun shows. (Maybe I'm wrong?). "In their 212 investigations' (which I take to mean there is reasonable suspicion of crimes to begin with) is different than X% of gun show sales did not undergo background checks.

          As a matter of fact I haven't much of anything related to what % or number of guns sold at gun shows do not get a background check. Obviously it happens, and happens more that anyone would like but this stat:

          "... In contrast, a Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report on “Firearms Use by Offenders” found that only 0.8% of prison inmates reported acquiring firearms used in their crimes "At a gun show,""

          Is pertinent. And certainly more relevant to the issue of gun shows and criminal uses.

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