Don't buy libs' line on guns

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Being a licensed gun dealer and supporter of the U.S. Constitution, I would like to clear things up for letter writer Melissa Sherwood (“Gun-bill result sickening,” May 3) of Aiken, S.C. She obviously has fallen for the “facts” that the liberal media tend to spew.

When someone buys a firearm online, it must be shipped to a licensed dealer at the local level. If a handgun is purchased, it must be shipped to a dealer in the same state as the buyer, because handguns cannot be sold over state lines.

The buyer must then go into the local store and fill out the paperwork required by the federal government. This paperwork is known as a Firearm Transaction Record, or a Form 4473. The dealer then calls the information in to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the required background check is completed. If a “proceed” message is received from the ATF, the sale may proceed, and the dealer usually collects a small fee from the buyer for their time.

The same is true at gun shows. There is not a time when a licensed dealer sells a gun at a gun show without conducting the proper and required government background check. The dealer then is required to keep these forms indefinitely and to give access to ATF agents during an investigation which may involve the purchaser or the firearm.

That is how it works, period. A dealer can be prosecuted and lose his or her business if found to be in noncompliance with these simple rules. What the government is trying to do is make sales between private citizens subject to a background check.

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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/07/13 - 04:32 pm
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That is a bizarre leap of
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That is a bizarre leap of illogic, Techfan. Why not refute the stats from the link above?

KSL
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KSL 05/07/13 - 04:45 pm
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Bod

What? You are really reaching.

A lib posted that a minority of 47% own a gun. I say many own more than one. Probably more than 47% since there won't be a way to track illegal ownership, ever.

First question, if there are so many guns in the hands of so-called violent Americans, meaning all who are exposed to crime tv, westerns, etc why are the victims of shooting statistics not higher? You would think that the victims of gunshots would be higher.

Second question, point to where anyone has said no laws are needed.

"Criminals don't follow the law therefore no laws are needed. We don't need gun laws because criminals don't follow gun laws." Where did ANYONE say that, except you in this quote? What was said is that laws on the books already need to be enforced. BIG DIFFERENCE.

KSL
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KSL 05/07/13 - 04:48 pm
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HA

Sorry, didn't see your post until penning mine with a stylus.

chascushman
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chascushman 05/07/13 - 04:57 pm
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' Would gun control stop all
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' Would gun control stop all gun violence? Of course not. But it absolutely would reduce it. No question.'
General Disarray, just because you believe that statement DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE. The problem is you believe all the BS fed to you by the liberal media.

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Bizkit 05/07/13 - 05:07 pm
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Too funny tech. The

Too funny tech. The conservatives are too tight wadded for anarchy. At least they believe in criminals. Progressive believe that what most call criminals are just the disenfranchised-cause the only real criminals are of course the 1%. hee,hee.hee.

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faithson 05/07/13 - 06:30 pm
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the blaze...

now there is a real news outlet you can depend on 'telling you exactly what you want to hear'... love that kind of information, stroke the ole ego. Real News, the kind YOU WANT TO HEAR.......

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fedex227 05/07/13 - 10:12 pm
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Just wondering ...
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"Are there any other constitutional rights that you feel you should pass a test for before you can have them? I suppose you have no problem requiring a test in order to vote."

HA, are you implying there is a constitutional right to vote?

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myfather15 05/07/13 - 11:01 pm
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Faithson

All you do is attack conservative sites and reference liberal sites. Does it even matter to you that "The Blaze" didn't make up those numbers. Those are the ACTUAL and EXACT FBI CRIME DATA NUMBERS. So, "The Blaze" using ACTUAL FBI numbers, is somehow right wing bias; but MSNBC outright lying, is perfectly fine for you, sound about right?

myfather15
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myfather15 05/07/13 - 11:07 pm
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@Bodhisattva

You do realize that sarcasm doesn't exactly prove your point; don't you? All it does is show that you have nothing else of substance to espouse on the topic.

I've said it before and will say it many times; LP's don't care about reality, only their ideology. It doesn't matter how many times they are proven wrong; they will still twist the truth to their agenda. They DO want guns taken from law abiding, decent citizens and NOTHING will ever change their minds and it has nothing to do with making ANYONE more safe. I'm not talking about some mindless moron who simply listens to left wing rhetoric and absorbs it; I'm talking about the committed left wing activists. NOTHING will make them change their minds on gun control, no matter how many ACTUAL statistics show they are absolutely wrong.

BUT, we can't just sit on our butts and allow their voices ONLY to be heard. We must stay active and always put the voice of common sense out there.

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Humble Angela 05/08/13 - 08:02 am
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"now there is a real news
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"now there is a real news outlet you can depend on 'telling you exactly what you want to hear"

EXACTLY as I predicted. Don't refute a single thing...just attack the source. It's all the liberals have.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/08/13 - 08:03 am
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fedex227, you are correct.
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fedex227, you are correct. There is no constitutional right to vote. Would you then advocate a test to be allowed to practice religion?

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