“A three-month undercover sting operation shows an estimated 126 firearms are being transferred annually to legally unauthorized persons in Vermont through unchecked Internet sales, burlingtonfreepress.com. “‘Hiding in Plain Sight,’ a first-of-its kind investigation in Vermont by the group Everytown for Gun Safety, monitored guns for sale on three primary websites, according to a copy of the report.” OMG! Unauthorized persons! Buying guns! On the Internet! Click here to download the anti-gun agitprop. Or make the jump for the lowlights and a surprising Arms List-related assertion . . .
The group also posted 24 guns for sale on Armslist.com between July 28 and Oct. 9 and developed a list of 169 potential buyers seeking guns online through unlicensed sales, the report notes.
Investigators hired by Everytown conducted criminal record cheeks by searching court records in the geographic area where the potential buyer voluntarily listed his or her address, the report said.
Seven of the 169 people were prohibited by law from possessing firearms.
“At this prevalence, gun sale transacted on just three websites put an estimated 126 guns into the hands of felons and domestic abusers in Vermont — and likely many more — in this year alone,” the report said.
In south Chicago, that’s known as a Wednesday afternoon. Anyway, the paper runs a bullet-point list of dodgy potential gun deals, provided by the civilian disarmament lobby group, carefully fact-checked by the paper’s editors. (JK) Including this gem republished by the Freep . . .
• A 55-year-old Huntington man, who court records show brutally attacked his wife and repeatedly threatened to kill her by choking. The man responded between Aug. 7 and Oct. 10 to seven gun ads, including a Glock 40mm, a Ruger 9mm and a Kel-Tec .380.
As regular readers know, I believe the words “shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment mean . . . wait for it . . . shall not be infringed. As in no background checks for gun sales. At all. Ever. On the practical level, how would forcing Americans to have a background check for all gun sales reduce crime? Where’s the evidence?
And while we’re at it, how many of these case studies involved people banned from possessing firearms? Sure, they were accused of domestic violence, for example, but how many were convicted of a felony? And where can I get those sweet 40mm GLOCKs? [h/t JF]