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  •  There is no "gun show loophole", its NRA Agitprop (6+ / 0-)

    It isn't a gun show loophole. The NRA just puts that out there as a red herring for us to focus on, just like an Assault Weapons Ban.

    See, if we do ban private sales at gun shows, people will simply move to the parking lot across the street.

    What we need is a Private Sale ban. Make every transaction go through an FFL with a background check. But even that is totally unenforceable at present. We can't reliably stop a guy going into someone's house with a fistful of cash and walking out with a gun.

    What we need FIRST is a national registry. Then, and only then, does a private sale ban or a real assault weapons ban become feasible.

    We should be pushing for a Registry, and not focusing on NRA lies and misinformation.

    •  Registry? Get their fainting couches ready. (0+ / 0-)

      I ♥ President Obama. ~ Yes, we did. Again.
      NOW: Hands off SocSec, Medicare and Medicaid. NO Grand Bargain.
      Rich pay a bit more. DoD take a bit less. End war on Afghanistan sooner.

      by OleHippieChick on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:32:09 AM PST

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