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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 06:57 PM
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45. No, I have not.
Link Please.

As to "Who is at fault if the seller at the gun show is not in compliance with the law?", I would say the seller, *and* the persons running the show, *and* the other vendors at the show, all share some blame, from a moral, if not legal, perspective.

The seller: Because they are committing the crime.
The persons running the show: Because they are facilitating the crime.
The other vendors: Because they are failing to self-police their marketplace to prevent the crime.

If we started fining *every* vendor at a market as little as $10 for every illegal sale that occurred at the show, I'm pretty sure they'd rapidly figure out who the bad actors were, and keep them out, because it was in their economic interest to do so.

As it currently stands, there is no reason to do so, for the sociopaths among us... "oh, the guy in booth 14 is selling to felons prohibited from buying? Why should I care?"....

And, as demonstrated, NY culture is filled with sociopaths.
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