Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns

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Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns

Post by scipioafricanus » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:59 pm

HA!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01 ... fires.html
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.
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Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Post by First Shirt » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:26 am

So, does this close the "gunshow loophole" or are they going to find something else to bitch about?
But there ain't many troubles that a man caint fix, with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six."
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Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Post by Jered » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:46 am

Gun banners always lie.
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Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Post by Windy Wilson » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:11 pm

So long as there is a gun show anywhere with an exhibitor of firearms not for sale, we’ll hear about the loophole.
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Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Post by Jered » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:56 am

The gun banners are not happy about this investigation.
Our view is that it is still absolutely possible to legally purchase guns online. The way that the GAO analysts did it is, they announced to the sellers, ‘Hey I’d like to buy some guns illegally.’ I think the sellers are wise enough to that to decline, so we did not agree with their methodology, but we’ll continue to work on this issue.”
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WTF did he want the GAO to do?
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Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Post by Vonz90 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:41 pm

Jered wrote:The gun banners are not happy about this investigation.
Our view is that it is still absolutely possible to legally purchase guns online. The way that the GAO analysts did it is, they announced to the sellers, ‘Hey I’d like to buy some guns illegally.’ I think the sellers are wise enough to that to decline, so we did not agree with their methodology, but we’ll continue to work on this issue.”
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WTF did he want the GAO to do?
Well sure, it is entirely possible to by guns online between two private parties....because "online" is a means of communication and nothing more. It is also entirely possible for me to call up a friend of mine and buy a rifle from him if he has one to sell. AKA - duh!

If you make it illegal to not go through dealer, this would prevent me from doing it, and make absolutely no difference to the criminals.

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Re: Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns

Post by First Shirt » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:26 pm

If you make it illegal to not go through a dealer, you've just created a bigger criminal class.
But there ain't many troubles that a man caint fix, with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six."
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Re: Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns

Post by 308Mike » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:08 pm

First Shirt wrote:If you make it illegal to not go through a dealer, you've just created a bigger criminal class.
Welcome to Commiefornia!! :x :x :x
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A person properly schooled in right and wrong is safe with any weapon. A person with no idea of good and evil is unsafe with a knitting needle, or the cap from a ballpoint pen.

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