Sorry, Obama. This isn’t how it works, contrary to what your crew of ‘yes men’ have to say about it.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 5, 2016
“A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the internet with no background check, no questions asked”? No, Mr. President, violent criminals can’t just go online and buy firearms. That’s illegal.
Lars Dalseide of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action told Townhall, “any sale from any licensed dealer first has to go through a background check. It doesn’t matter if he’s selling the firearm at a store, online, or at a gun show. When it comes to online sales, guns can only be transferred to the buyer through a federally licensed firearms dealer – that’s the law.”
It’s pretty freaking basic:
Bud’s Gun Shop, which prides itself as the number one online retailer of firearms in the world, also noted that shipping your purchase to a local federal firearms licensed dealer in order for a background check to be conducted is necessary for making the transaction legal in accordance to all state and federal laws. FFL dealers make online purchases legal and without them, as Bud’s tutorial video noted, “the whole process wouldn’t be possible.”
As for criminals who might want to buy a gun online, it’s highly unlikely. First, criminals don’t go to Gander Mountain to buy firearms since they require background checks on all firearms purchases. Also, criminals won’t be visiting gun shows for their guns either. In fact, a University of Chicago study showed that criminals (shocker) avoid legal avenues when it comes to obtaining guns.
Are you surprised? Cause I sure as hell am not.
Only Obama would think that criminals were actually capable of this. What a moron.
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