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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 12:25 PM
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40. One private sale? Easy to believe, because most criminals can't pass the background check
Edited on Wed Sep-02-09 12:31 PM by slackmaster
So they acquire their firearms from other sources. Any acquisition from anyone other than a dealer is a private transfer. Since a large majority violent crimes are committed by people who already have criminal records, the 85% figure is quite believable.

But concluding that 85% of guns used in crimes were sold at gun shows does not follow from the data and is not supported by other available information.

...cite links to obscure pro-gun sites by way of rebuttal, etc....

Obscure pro-gun sites like the US Department of Justice?

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/guns.htm
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