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  •  No, they won't. (0+ / 0-)

    We've had exactly this law in California for years.

    All firearms transfers, except between immediate family members, must go through a licensed FFL.

    It hasn't reduced black market firearms availibility at all.  When I was a homeless hood rat in the 1980s, before "universal background checks" were the law in California, guns were bought in dark parking lots and alleyways.

    They still are... and it's not measurably more difficult or less common now than it was then.

    I'm not strongly opposed to it, (with some serious caveats I've mentioned elsewhere,) but I don't think it will make a bit of difference in terms of the criminal use of firearms.


    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 08:43:56 PM PST

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