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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:51 PM

Bloomburg strikes again [View all]

What I want to know is what state the sellers are in? Was the information turned over to the ATF.
I doubt that it is the "first ever", I picture the ATF doing this type of stings.

http://www.mayorsandcities.com/usa-canada/mayor-bloomberg-announces-results-of-first-ever-national-investigation-into-illegal-online-gun-sales

For those of you who are not familiar with federal gun control laws:
Interstate sales between individuals violates the Gun Control Act of 1968.
For the sale to be legal in any way, the gun would have to be shipped to a licensed dealer for the buyer to pick it up and go through the background check etc. In other words, it does not matter what the buyer said because he would be going through the background check anyway when he goes to pick it up from the dealer. Even in the first sale, not going through a FFL would be violating federal law. NYC knows this. MAIG knows this. The average reader of Huff and Business Week does not.

Policy questions are:
how do gun control advocates feel about their side (in this case a conservative plutocrat) using dishonesty to advance their goals?
should the ATF do similar stings on gunbroker etc to weed out those who do not use FFLs in interstate sales?

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