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    Illegal gun transactions

    Democrats have long beat the drum that many shady gun transfers happen on the internet.
    Turns out (like many democrat ideas) when tried in reality, not so much. So much for the "internet loophole.

    (If they gave a $#@!, they would have directed this energy at "fast and furious"

    http://therightscoop.com/democrat-st...les-backfires/


    FOX NEWS – A Democrat-backed study meant to expose illicit online gun sales instead seemed to show the opposite — with hardly any sellers taking the bait when undercover investigators tried to set up dozens of illegal firearm transactions.
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., as well as Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, had commissioned the Government Accountability Office report to look into how online private dealers might be selling guns to people not allowed to have them.
    Over the course of the two-and-a-half year investigation, agents tried to buy firearms illegally on the “Surface Web” and the “Dark Web,” generally by sharing their status as “prohibited individuals” or trying to buy across state lines.
    But the GAO revealed that their 72 attempts outside of the dark web were all “unsuccessful.”
    “Private sellers on Surface Web gun forums and in classified ads were unwilling to sell a firearm to our agents that self-identified as being prohibited from possessing a firearm,” the GAO reported, noting that in their “72 attempts … 56 sellers refused to complete a transaction once we revealed that either the shipping address was across state lines or that we were prohibited by law from owning firearms.” In the other cases, the investigators’ website was frozen or they encountered suspected scammers.
    On the dark web, GAO agents successfully purchased two guns illegally, as the serial numbers on the weapons were “obliterated” and “shipped across state lines.” But in the attempt to purchase, the GAO agents “did not disclose any information indicating they were prohibited from possessing a firearm.”
    Based on the findings of the study, the GAO said it is “not making recommendations in this report.”
    Cummings, Warren and Schatz did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the GAO’s findings.
    Oh I’m sure they’re all going to run to the media and talk about how this GAO study proves that private gun owners are the bastion of illegal gun sales that they were hoping. LOL!
    The NRA responded to this study:
    The National Rifle Association seized on the report to claim that online sales are in fact regulated, calling the study an “embarrassment” for the gun control lobby.
    “GAO’s findings showed nothing so much as that private sellers advertising online are knowledgeable about the law, conscientious, and self-policing,” The National Rifle Association said, adding that online gun sales are “subject to the same federal laws that apply to any other commercial or private gun sales.”
    They also point out:
    The NRA described the study as an attempt to model the findings of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2015 report, titled “Point, Click, Fire: An investigation of illegal online gun sales,” which found that 62 percent of private sellers were willing to proceed with a sale, even if the prospective purchaser could not pass a background check.
    Right. This study was simply an attempt to bolster their gun control agenda, and yet it really does the opposite, which is why you won’t be hearing these three Democrats talking about their failed study.

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    Wonder what other aspects of gun control are misinformation?

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    Democrats, tell us again how guns are just flowing freely across the internet!

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    I actually agree with you... I'm just posting so you don't feel lonely...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
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    Wonder what other aspects of gun control are misinformation?

    Well for starters the misinformation is in what's not said

    The fact that most shootings have absolutely nothing to do with longguns, rural people or mass shootings. Most are in fact one urban felon shooting another urbab felon with a gun he cannot possess under CURRENT law..

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