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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:43 PM
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The Endless Loop of the "Gun Show Loop Hole:" Just say it over and over...
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Many gun-controller/prohibitionists have continued to chant, over and over, the existence of the "gun show loophole."

Here is some hard data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

In contrast, a Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report on Firearms Use by Offenders found that only 0.8% of prison inmates reported acquiring firearms used in their crimes "At a gun show," with repeat offenders less likely than first-time offenders to report acquiring firearms from a retail source, gun show or flea market. This 2001 study examined data from a 1997 Department of Justice survey of more than 18,000 federal and state prison inmates in 1,409 State prisons and 127 Federal prisons.<20><21> The remaining 99.2% of inmates reported obtaining firearms from other sources, including "From a friend/family member" (36.8%), "Off the street/from a drug dealer" (20.9%), "From a fence/black market source" (9.6%), "From a pawnshop," "From a flea market," "From the victim," or "In a burglary." 9% of inmates replied "Don't Know/Other" to the question of where they acquired a firearm and 4.4% refused to answer.<21>

"...only 0.8%..."

Get out the microscope; there has to be a "loophole" in there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_shows_in_the_United_St... (A "Right Wing, GOP/NRA" source)
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