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Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:59 pm
by scipioafricanus
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.

Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:26 am
by First Shirt
So, does this close the "gunshow loophole" or are they going to find something else to bitch about?

Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:46 am
by Jered
Gun banners always lie.

Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:11 pm
by Windy Wilson
So long as there is a gun show anywhere with an exhibitor of firearms not for sale, we’ll hear about the loophole.

Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:56 am
by Jered
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.”


:roll:

WTF did he want the GAO to do?

Re: Fed Fails to By Illegal Guns

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:41 pm
by Vonz90
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.”


:roll:

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.

Re: Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:26 pm
by First Shirt
If you make it illegal to not go through a dealer, you've just created a bigger criminal class.

Re: Fed Fails to Buy Illegal Guns

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:08 pm
by 308Mike
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