While Darrell Issa is doing his GOPutz best trying to get Attorney General Holder fired for the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation, we have a rather enormous firearms problem right here, right now, that very few people seem to talk about, lest the Big Bad NRA bite them.
And yes, I wanted to say “lest”.
As you can see from the sting documented in the video above, it’s easy for even a teenager to purchase a gun, because they are sold over the Internet with minimal oversight. Calling them regulations would be overstating it.
Hey parents out there, imagine the voice on that recording is your child.
In the report released Wednesday, entitled, “Point, Click, Fire: An Investigation of Illegal Online Gun Sales,” investigators found that sellers on Craigslist agreed 82 percent of the time to sell guns to a purchaser who admitted they probably couldn’t pass a background check. Not that anyone is supposed to be selling guns on Craigslist. The website, which depends on self-policing, claims to ban firearms sales yet thousands of guns were found listed for sale there, according to the report. [...]
More than 4,000 websites offer guns for sale, according to the Department of Justice. As the new report illustrates, the anonymity of the Internet has spurred huge growth in online sales. [...]
Federally licensed firearms dealers are required to conduct background checks on all buyers, whether in person or online. But unlicensed “private sellers” are exempt from conducting background checks. This so-called “gun show loophole,” along with the Internet, now accounts for about 40 percent of U.S. sales, fueling what law enforcement officials say is a huge black market for illegal guns.
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