Skip to comments.Easy Access: $5,000 and One Hour Buys 10 Guns
Posted on 04/09/2009 10:13:34 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
in Richmond, Va. -- one of hundreds held every weekend across the state of Virginia and the country. We gave Samaha $5,000 and one hour to see how many guns he could buy, and how many questions he would be asked.
For Samaha, the Glock handgun was a particularly painful purchase. It was the same kind of gun used to kill his sister Reema when she was a freshman at Virginia Tech. Just holding the gun in his hand was difficult. < snip > Samaha walked back into the gun show, and within minutes he was out again, this time carrying a Colt AR 15, a semi-automatic assault weapon very similar to an M16. We asked if there were any questions asked.
Over the course of the hour, Samaha purchased 10 guns: three rifles, four shotguns, one handgun. He could have purchased many more handguns, but he wanted to abide by Virginia State law, which allows the purchase of one handgun per month, and two assault weapons.
Gun rights groups don't want to see the loophole closed because they fear that background checks will hurt business at gun shows, and also threaten privacy rights. They also argue that the Virginia Tech shooter didn't buy his gun at a gun show. < snip >
Even though Samaha immediately turned in all the weapons he bought at the gun show to the Richmond Police Department, Nunziato pointed out that if Samaha had wanted to, he could have caused a lot of damage with the guns he purchased.
"There were three or four police cars in the parking lot [at the gun show]. None of them could have stopped him [Samaha] with the firepower he bought," said Nunziato.
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Yeah, cause in this economy, we are all running around with an extra 5K in our pockets. Let me just take that out of savings or the stock market or home equity. Oh.
No ammo or training though.
I wish ABC would give me that money for a gun show - whoohee!
Hes, azzholes at ABC, that’s what “shall not be infringed” means (except for the one handgun and two “assault weapons” per month limit).
We’ve bought guns at shows up here (VT) and the sellers still have to run a NICS check and you fill out a 4473 just like you do at a shop. The only way you can avoid it is to do a private sale in the parking lot with one of the other attendees and not the FFL table vendors.
Is this different in different states?
That was my thought, too.
Well it is good to know that there is still a level of Constitutionally guaranteed freedom in this country that is sufficient to frighten liberals silly - ohhh wait, silly is their natural state of existence.
Make that “frighten them sillier”...
Wouldn’t this count as straw purchases?
“Nunziato pointed out that if Samaha had wanted to, he could have caused a lot of damage with the guns he purchased.”
He also could have caused a lot of damage with the car he drove or the knives in his kitchen drawer or his fists! Come to think of it, all fists should be banned! Why make one, you don’t need it, we have police to protect us.
What a bunch of self-righteous demagouges, full of posionous bile that spews out daily from their well fed pieholes!
mystery shopper boy turned all the guns into the police....or did he keep one on ABC’s nickel?
What they are trying to imply is that gun shows are an open buyers market with no control. That is a lie. The sales that were described were a person to person sale that had nothing to do with the gun show except for the location.
Each and every table at that gun show that was an FFL license had to have each and every sale to an individual checked in a data base of the Federal Government before the gun sale was complete.
I could also, with 5 thousand dollars,
buy a big ol’ pick-em-up truck and drive into crowds of people with impunity.
Or we could be armed, and any d!ckhe@d who thinks he can take us out would soon have the tables turned on him.
What’s this guys point?
BTW, I’m going to a gunshow in Gaylord, Mi. Saturday.
You can rest assured that no one will come in and try to shoot that place up.
Yes they would be straw purchases. The people who supplied the $5,000 for the shopping trip should be arrested and charged with hiring someone to do straw purchases. The mole should be arrested as well. The only problem is that the mole probably didn't fill out a 4473 and attest that he was the actual purchaser. Nevertheless, the mole agreed to participate as the active agent of the straw purchase. Nobody forced him to make the purchases.
they don’t tell you he did have a background check.
the horror...a legitimate purchase of firearms
somebody play some Bruce Cockburn to settle me down..
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