For years, liberals have claimed that it is easy to buy guns at gun shows and online. Well, the gun show myth was busted years ago. No gun dealer in his right mind would risk his license to sell guns illegally at gun shows. It appears the same goes for online sales. We all know how badly Obama wanted to confiscate every gun in America from it’s citizens. They wanted to kill online sales by conducting an investigation to prove how simple it was. They attempted to purchase 72 guns over a 2 1/2 year period. They were able to buy exactly no guns.
Gun grabber, Michael Bloomberg paid for a study that concluded that a full 62% of gun dealers would go through with gun sales even if they knew the buyer was not supposed to be able to buy guns. Buoyed by that report, Elijah Cummings, Elizabeth “Sitting Bullshit” Warren and Sen Brian Schatz commissioned the study to prove that number was correct.
The NRA-ILA reported:
In yet another embarrassment for the gun control lobby, a government investigation of online gun sales designed to determine “whether private sellers would knowingly sell a firearm to an individual prohibited from possessing one” determined that … no, actually, they would not. In 72 attempts undertaken over 2 ½ years, undercover agents trying to buy guns through readily-accessible Internet sites failed exactly 100% of the time to complete a sale when the seller had reason to believe the buyer was prohibited or lived in another state.
Gun controllers in the House or Senate and frequently speak of a loophole that allows criminals to buy guns online. Their surrogates in Hollywood and the media often make the same claims following a high profile firearm-based attack. For example, after the Las Vegas attack Jimmy Kimmel claimed, “Right now, there are loopholes in the law that let people avoid background checks if they buy a gun privately–from another party–if they buy a gun online or at a gun show.”
Sorry Jimmy, there is no loophole. There are private sales–which have been legal since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791–but besides these, Americans have been forced to undergo a background check for every retail sale since 1998. In fact, it is illegal to buy a gun online without going through a background check. If an individual from Florida wants to purchase a firearm online from a gun store in Oklahoma, that gun has to be shipped to a Florida store where the buyer passes a background check before taking possession of it.
I’m betting that despite the efforts from the feds and their total failure none of these three gun grabbers will admit they were wrong and will continue to quote the 62% figure.