Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- For decades, gun-grabbers have been using the “gun show loophole” to push their gun control agenda.
This so-called loophole has a become a boogeyman for pushing everything from bans on gun shows to bans on private firearm sales to every conceivable facet of gun control a shameless politician can use in a sentence with “gun show loophole.”
But here's the problem — there is no such thing as a gun show loophole. Read that again — there is no such thing as a gun show loophole. To talk of one is like talking about a progressive flat tax or a square circle: it's senseless.
However, there is a loophole that needs to be addressed — the gun control loophole.
This is a hole in an already flawed system of gun controls that give criminals the upper hand by denying arms to law abiding citizens while doing nothing to affect the gun market criminals enjoy.
It's really a frightening scheme if you think about it. Politicians who make hay by pointing fingers at gun shows argue that gun show attendees get around federal law by buying their guns without a background check. What they never tell you is that there is no federal law requiring a background check on secondary gun sales, and there never has been.
In other words — it's not illegal to buy a gun from your neighbor, your father, or your friend.
THE ANTI-GUN SHOW RHETORIC IS A PURE SCAM DESIGNED TO PLAY ON EMOTIONS AND GIVE THE GOVERNMENT GREATER CONTROL OVER ONE MORE ASPECT OF OUR LIVES.
It is an affront to thinking people, and particularly to free people.
If we want to fix something in this country, let's fix the governmental overreach that already exists in the area of firearms. As Chicago proves on a daily basis, the gun control loophole is far more dangerous than the fictitious “gun show loophole” ever has been.
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
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