Neil wrote:You say most states do not require a background check to purchase a firearm, would you please name one?
It is a federal law that requires background checks on all gun sales through an FFL, and further requires an FFL for all but limited transactions of person to person. There is no gun show loophole, go to one and see. At the last show I attended there was not one table operated by a non-FFL holder.
I really don't care what you think about the NRA, but you do need to check your facts and not just repeat Dem inaccurate talking points.
A Proud NRA Member
Neil, I understand that the vast majority of guns sold at gun shows are through federally authorized dealers, having been to several gun shows I can attest to that--what happens in the parking lot is another story, but that is not even my point. It goes well beyond gun shows. An NRA-sponsored congressman by the name of Tiahrt cut the balls off of the ATF over a decade ago, rendering them unable to enforce even the existing gun laws. I can get online right now and have a gun shipped to my front door from an independent seller with no questions asked. We went something like seven years without an ATF director due to extremists politics, the number of ATF agents hasn't changed in 40 years despite the incredible rise in the number of firearms in this country, we protect criminals as a result of our lack of a federal registry of gun transactions, ATF agents are only able to inspect gun store inventories for discrepancies every 15 years, despite the fact that under the law they are supposed to do it annually. There are a lot of problems that have nothing to do with my politics.
But, on that note.. I am not here to repeat democrat party talking points. I am a Republican, and I look forward to the day when I can once again hold my head high when I tell people that, instead of ya know.. the shame and embarrassment I feel now.
Look, I love guns, which is why I'd like to see the current level of mass shootings and gun violence come to and end. If extremists on the right keep this up, eventually the public will demand action, and it will be far more severe than requiring background checks for all gun sales or reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. I maintain that the NRA is an extremist organization and that they are dangerous and detrimental to the cause with their paranoia and their stubbornness. You don't have to agree with me, I certainly don't agree with you, and we are able to do that peacefully and legally thanks to guns and the great minds of people who came before us.