Monday, July 28, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
“Another large source of guns used in crimes are unlicensed street dealers who either get their guns through illegal transactions with licensed dealers, straw purchases, or from gun thefts. These illegal dealers turn around and sell these illegally on the street. An additional way criminals gain access to guns is family and friends, either through sales, theft or as gifts.” *Yet “illegal activity by those licensed to sell guns [...] is a huge source of crime guns and greatly surpasses the sale of guns stolen.” So if corrupt dealers don't abide by the system that America has placed its faith in, how would that same system expanded prevent a large segment of people with a lot less oversight and less to lose from engaging in illegal gun sales? Clearly, background checks didn’t prevent licensed dealers from abusing the system them are an integral part of.