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  •  It's not that small a minority. (0+ / 0-)

    I know this is a wiki link - but footnote #18 at the bottom of the page takes you to a pdf of a BATF report that contradicts your assertions on various fronts.

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy... the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

    by lcbo on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:22:58 AM PDT

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    •  As I read the report (0+ / 0-)

      their figures are from their own investigation- that is the targeted investigations of certain gun shows. (Maybe I'm wrong?). "In their 212 investigations' (which I take to mean there is reasonable suspicion of crimes to begin with) is different than X% of gun show sales did not undergo background checks.

      As a matter of fact I haven't much of anything related to what % or number of guns sold at gun shows do not get a background check. Obviously it happens, and happens more that anyone would like but this stat:

      "... 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,""

      Is pertinent. And certainly more relevant to the issue of gun shows and criminal uses.

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