Fiction: Liberal “comedians”, trying to show how easy it is to “legally” buy a gun without a background check, show that the law and system works (not that they’re apparently smart enough to see it that way, judging by their responses in the comment section) – and flirt with committing a felony in the process:
Note for those who don’t know their gun laws: “Comic” Steve Hofstetter took his friend in with his ID to do the buy, which – “joking” notwithstanding – went through without a hitch. Because “Brent”, the “buyer”, was perfectly legal. He has a criminal record and is, as such, a relatively low risk, himself.
But if he’d given the gun to someone who was otherwise disqualified from owning a gun, that, too, would be a felony. And while Steve Hofstetter’s “comedy” would be a disqualifying felony in a just world, it’s not in this one. But if Steve had a couple DWIs, a domestic abuse rap, or some other mischief on his record? They’re both committing a felony.
So you might ask – what if a criminal with a long felony rap sheet had gotten a friend with a clean record to go to a gun show and buy a gun, and give it to him out in the parking lot? Well, it’s already illegal, and both parties would be committing a felony. And if we instituted mandatory background checks to close the so-called “gun show loophole” – more about that below – then what? They’d be committing another felony – which, like the two they committed without the mandatory background check, will go utterly undetected until some other crime is committed.
Same as today!
Fact: Crowder goes to actual gun shows, tries to actually find the “gun show loophole”.
Not that I need to reinforce this to people who are smart enough to deserve the right to vote – I get this.
I mostly write these things so smart people can pass it on to their friends who need convincing and educating. Because God knows there are still a lot of them out there.