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pipoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:17 AM
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62. If it were only that easy it would have been done years ago..
the whole "gun show loophole" has been in campaigns since NICS was made law in 1994, still no fix. The reason is that intrastate commerce is outside of the jurisdiction of the Fed. If a state passes such a measure, like Cali, fine..the federal gov't. can't mess with in state transactions. The only solution I have stated in the past is to allow use of the NICS system through FFL's on a voluntary basis for a low statutory fee of say $20. Allow any seller who chooses to use the system immunity from prosecution either civilly or criminally if they use the system to transfer their gun and the gun is later used in a crime. At gun shows have an BATFE free (or not) NICS check station for private sales. Then run a public awareness campaign to encourage private sellers to use the system. I believe that even the NRA would support such a proposal.
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