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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 07:26 PM
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55. "holy fucking shit, imagine the audacity of people" who don't read
Edited on Wed Sep-02-09 07:29 PM by iverglas

what they're talking about.

Any other time, it would be WHINE WHINE WHINE about the inaccurate media.

This time, it's LET'S PICK THE MEDIA REPORT APART and pretend we've accomplished something.

I've only read the executive summary of the report so far, but it appears to be more than a single person in this thread has done.
Preliminary Inferences

Though the relationships between gun shows, gun commerce generally, and gun violence are complex, the available evidence suggests the following:

The proportion of all gun sales nationwide that occur at gun shows is relatively small;

Most sales at gun shows involve licensed retailers;

Private party sales at gun shows account for a relatively small percentage of gun sales in the United States;

Licenced retailers are probably the primary source of crime guns acquired at gun shows.

I've just had to type that out because it won't copy, and I couldn't find an html version, so that's all you get.

Feel free to read it and more for yourselves, and to stop embarrassing yourselves by yammering about something you haven't even bloody read.

edit to add -- just for example:

How did he know they were illegal transactions?

Are straw purchases illegal? If someone is obviously buying a firearm for someone else, is that legal?

Was that a rhetorical question, amounting to "I can't be bothered reading what I'm talking about, so I'll just hope somebody swallows my baseless insinuation and nods"?
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