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H.R. 2324, The Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2009 (8 comments ↓ | 3 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 2324 would require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.

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2ALAGO

May 10, 2009, 10:17am (report abuse)

Just what our country needs, more legislation aimed to solve a non-existant problem based on the fantasies of zealots. God forbid we spend this same amount of effort putting crminals in prison and keeping them there!

iloveny

May 11, 2009, 9:34am (report abuse)

Another effort to control an imaginary problem.

Bman

May 11, 2009, 12:56pm (report abuse)

There are very few people who would disagree with JUST a background check to purchase a firearm at a guns show. but this bill goes way beyond that.

Big Shrek

June 30, 2009, 1:33pm (report abuse)

There is no loophole. ATF requires that all transactions be called in at the time of purchase for clearance AND that if the state has a "waiting Period" that the gun be held by a local FFL dealer until it has passed before the weapon can be picked up.

Obviously, the people that write these stupid bills don't even bother to go to gun shows.

anon

January 16, 2010, 4:14pm (report abuse)

There is a loophole with private sellers. I bought a shotgun for cash, without even showing an ID, which was a crime on the sellers part.

In most states there is not a background check for private sales. That means that prohibited persons can buy guns. I won't say If I'm prohibited or not...I could be a criminal, or completely crazy. Think about that before you deny it as imaginary.

Someone at the show denied the loophole to my face. Ten minutes later I had a gun for cash only.

you guess

January 18, 2010, 10:49pm (report abuse)

Talk about a paranoid, schizophrenic government. Law abiding citizens buy guns at gun shows and in open public, criminals buy guns secretly from thugs like themselves and thugs get guns shipped by government thug connections or they get a large stolen guns from the international and American underground mafias. This shows gov. fear of the people, as well as Nazi type control. Fascism is in America and it dwells in the current American gov.

Marckee

February 16, 2010, 8:05am (report abuse)

anon, is there any reason you did not report the offender to local law enforcement? Surely there were plenty of them at the show. If you witness a crime and do not report it, are you guilty of a crime yourself? I don't know, I'm just wondering. Regards

drol

March 17, 2010, 8:32am (report abuse)

we are trying to put people behind bars it just we chose to take the peaceful way rather then raids and cops which could lead to just as many violated rights

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