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Reply #100: I knew it, You don't know what the 'gun show loophole' is. [View All]

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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 11:48 AM
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100. I knew it, You don't know what the 'gun show loophole' is.
You are a sucker for cheap news/media propaganda.

If you and I meet, through any means, and I agree to sell you a firearm, that's the 'gun show loophole' in a nutshell. There is no background check required between private parties. Individuals. NON-GUN DEALERS. A gun dealer at the shows is required to follow the same rules and perform the same checks at the show, as they are at their brick and mortar shop. Private parties can meet and sell ANYWHERE, a the watercooler at work, a cork board, a garage sale, an ad in the newspaper classified section, etc.

But let's get back to your other question. The reason the Virginia Tech shooter was able to buy that gun is, the State of Virginia didn't report medical history to the federal NICS repository. Most states do. I believe Virginia does now, as well.
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