The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
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," with repeat offenders less likely than first-time offenders to report acquiring firearms from a retail source, gun show or flea market. This 2001 study examined data from a 1997 Department of Justice survey of more than 18,000 federal and state prison inmates in 1,409 State prisons and 127 Federal prisons. The remaining 99.2% of inmates reported obtaining firearms from other sources, including "From a friend/family member" (36.8%), "Off the street/from a drug dealer" (20.9%), "From a fence/black market source" (9.6%), "From a pawnshop," "From a flea market," "From the victim," or "In a burglary." 9% of inmates replied "Don't Know/Other" to the question of where they acquired a firearm and 4.4% refused to answer.
Gun shows in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So, if I have this correct, Adam, and others are in here arguing that this so called 'loophole', which BTW, is not even nationwide, nearly half the states have restricting law on the books concerning shows, or private sales, but that they want a law on the Federal level restricting sales by private individuals. However, their problem that they can't get around here is that pesky Constitution, and their never ending seeming ignorance of who holds, or derives power as the framers set up our system of government.
Which is why earlier I made the statement of how communities could govern these matters for themselves, and those that don't agree to give up their constitutional rights to the overlord of liberal/progressive government can move. But see, this is part of the incrementalism that I spoke of also. The ultimate goal of any progressive, is to drain the rights of an individual as we believe them to be granted, of divine providence, and shift that to rights granted by man, and or government.
Now, when that happens, what man giveth, man taketh away.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville