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The So-Called Gun Show Loophole: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
heritage ^ | 2-8-13 | John G. Malcolm

Posted on 02/09/2013 1:10:45 PM PST by TurboZamboni

Citing this data as evidence of how many firearms are currently purchased through private sales not subject to background checks is akin to citing data about current seat belt usage that is derived from a limited sample taken years before a mandatory seat belt law went into effect or before cars were even required to have seat belts. We all know that, according to a phrase popularized by Mark Twain, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Citing such limited and outdated data over and over again on a matter of this magnitude, however, is going too far.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; lies; loophole; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/09/2013 1:10:52 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

I would like to talk about the presidential loophole and background check but it is all talked out.

2 posted on 02/09/2013 2:35:35 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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If someone buys a gun at a gunshow without a background check, they are already breaking the law. Why don’t these people enforce current law before lying and trying to pass more laws. A person who buys a gun without a background check is a criminal. Why aren’t they arrested and charged by these people who want more laws? Lock them up first, then lets talk about more gun laws.

3 posted on 02/09/2013 3:59:34 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Incorrect. You are required to run a background check IF you buy from a Dealer, i.e. a person or firm with a Federal Firearms License. Private transactions between individuals do not require a check, at least in most states. . .

4 posted on 02/09/2013 4:27:53 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent; All

Private sales are what keep background checks from becoming a national registration system.

5 posted on 02/09/2013 6:43:21 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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