But clearly we need more gun control laws . . .
In the 29 states where federal officials handle the background checks, there were only 12 prosecutions in fiscal 2017 of people who were found to have provided false information, such as failing to disclose a felony conviction, according to the Government Accountability Office.
It is a federal crime for people trying to obtain guns to make a false statement or furnish false or misrepresented identification that is intended to deceive people on the legality of the sale of the firearm. Violators face up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
Of a total of 8.6 million transactions processed by federal officials that year, 112,710 were rejected but only about 12,700 were referred for further investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
In a review of 13 states that handle the background check forms themselves, 10 do not investigate or prosecute firearms denials, with some saying they have other law enforcement priorities.
Notice the full-auto sear in the GLOCK 23 above. In the possession of a 20-year-old. It’s almost as if criminals don’t really comply with gun control laws, even in California . . .
On Friday September 7, 2018 shortly after 10:00pm, The Fresno Police Department received a 911 call regarding the driver of a Maroon colored four door sedan had pointed a firearm towards the caller while near the intersection of Tulare Street and First Street. Southwest Patrol Officers Eduardo Avalos, Drake Martens and Daniel Saldana responded to the call where they located a vehicle parked in the parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection that matched the description of the car. Officers contacted and detained the driver, 20yr old Fresno resident John Avila, where he and his vehicle were positively identified by the victim as the person who brandished a firearm at them.
During a search of Avila’s vehicle, officers located a loaded .40 caliber Glock model 23 semi-automatic handgun, hidden within the passenger compartment of the car. Avila was later interviewed where he admitted to possessing the firearm however denied pointing the gun at anybody. Avila, who also admitted to being an Asian Boys Criminal Street Gang Associate, was arrested for several weapons related charges to include Brandishing and Possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
But gun control totally works. Totally . . .
Prison officers are standing by and doing nothing as high-tech drones routinely drop drugs and weapons into British jails, a senior prison officer said today.
The drones simply hover in mid-air outside cell windows and prisoners grab the illegal drugs as prison staff watch on CCTV.
The shocking revelation comes from a senior prison officer and is further evidence Britain has lost control of its jails – now branded “the most violent places in Europe.”
Prison officers are fully aware drugs and weapons are being shipped in by drones but say they simply do not have the manpower, firepower or support to step in and do anything about it.
Is there any wonder why people are leaving the Golden State as quickly as they are? . . .
Across the country, bullets remain subject to far fewer federal restrictions than the weapons that fire them. Purchasing ammunition typically requires no form of identification, is handed over with no questions asked and, in most of the country, can be ordered online and delivered to doorsteps. In contrast, gun dealers have to keep detailed sales records of firearms and generally have to be licensed. If someone buys more than one handgun, the purchase is reported to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Gun buyers usually have to pass background checks.
Outside a handful of states, virtually none of these regulations apply to ammunition.
But here in California’s state capital and in Los Angeles, elected officials long ago passed local laws requiring ammunition dealers to keep detailed logs of sales.
It’s cute that anyone thinks an Everytown endorsement actually means anything to the average voter.
Gov. Cuomo’s reelection bid got a boost Saturday from the nation’s largest gun control group.
Everytown for Gun Safety endorsed Cuomo during a campaign event on Long Island.
He was also endorsed by the father of a Parkland student killed in February.
Fred Guttenberg, who attempted to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, this week said reducing gun violence should be on everyone’s minds when they go to vote in coming weeks.