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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Less Than 1% of Gun Show Firearms Transactions Attempted By Prohibited Persons

The Roanoke Times reports what pro-rights activists have been saying all along, few criminals attempt to purchase firearms at gun shows.
The number of people charged this year represents only 0.15 percent of the 24,870 firearms transactions at 36 gun shows through June 30.
The gun ban lobby tried to spin this in their favor.  Andrew Goddard. President of the Virginia Center for Public Safety was quoted in the article:
Goddard said “we can only guess” the number of prohibited gun buyers who are aware of their status and buy from unlicensed sellers at gun shows.
Spin as they might, the fact is, gun shows are not bazaars for criminals, as the gun ban lobby would like us to think.

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