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Response to DanTex (Reply #38)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:29 AM

91. "Loophole"

: a means of escape; especially : an ambiguity or omission in the text through which the intent of a statute, contract, or obligation may be evaded

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loophole


The 1994 law requiring background checks..

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-103hr1025rh/pdf/BILLS-103hr1025rh.pdf

Is not ambiguous about not requiring checks on private, intrastate transfers between 2 people who are not in the business of selling firearms who live in the same state..no ambiguity..

It was not an omission resulting in an avenue for evasion of the law...Private sales are quite intentionally exempted.

It isn't a loophole. There was a reason private sales were exempted. There is a reason other bills have never made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. There is a reason it failed when it came to a vote.

This whole discussion could be over and the issue fixed by now..or in ten years if it started now enabling the system for private sales, then going state to state enacting a requirement. A lot of states would enact if it didn't cost them the expense of building their own system..

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