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Response to gejohnston (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:34 PM

8. 40% is probably a little low

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jul/25/michael-bloomberg/mayor-michael-bloomberg-says-40-percent-guns-are-s/

Here, we wanted to fact-check Bloomberg’s statement that "you can sell guns without a background check at a gun show, forty percent of guns are sold that way, same thing on the Internet." Bloomberg’s phrasing is a little awkward, but his staff told us he meant that 40 percent of guns are sold without a background check, either at gun shows or on the Internet.

His focus on background checks actually has little bearing on the deaths in Aurora, Colo. Accused shooter James Holmes obtained all his firearms through licensed dealers and passed muster with all of them. But 40 percent of gun sales taking place without a background check seemed pretty big, and we wanted to see if it’s accurate.

PolitiFact has looked at gun control laws before. Earlier this year, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.Y., said that people convicted of domestic violence could still legally buy a gun. We rated that True.

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