Democrat Commissioned Effort to Demonstrate Illegal Online Gun Sales Fails Utterly

Nov 2014
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The Government Accountability Office has conducted a study attempting to demonstrate the danger of internet gun sales, but they weren't able to complete even one transaction on the open internet. The study was commissioned by anti-gun democrat legislators Elijah Cummings, Elizabeth Warren, and Brian Schatz.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., as well as Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, had commissioned the Government Accountability Office report to look into how online private dealers might be selling guns to people not allowed to have them.

Congressional requesters asked that GAO access the extent to which ATF is enforcing existing laws and investigate whether online private sellers sell firearms to people who are not allowed or eligible to possess a firearm,” the GAO report said.
The intended outcome of the study was to prove Michael Bloomberg's assertion from an anti-gun report he commissioned that "seventy-seven of 125 online sellers agreed to sell a gun to someone who said he could not pass a background check –a 62% fail rate".
Shockingly, in the real world, not one internet seller would sell a gun to a purchaser who admitted they weren't legally able to purchase a gun. And while two illegal transactions were completed on the dark web, the effort is nonetheless an utter failure, calling into question the veracity of claims by Michael Bloomberg and the BATF that there is any significant number of illegal gun sales through the internet at all.
Dem-ordered study to expose illegal online gun sales backfires | Fox News
https://everytownresearch.org/documents/2015/04/point-click-fire.pdf
 

Crusher

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Of course these Leftists know little about guns and the character of those who support our Right to Bear arms. They have remained willfully ignorant for so long that they are totally out of touch on the matter.

We now have Democrats making formerly law abiding citizens felons with their unconstitutional gun laws in many states like California.
 
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Of course these Leftists know little about guns and the character of those who support our Right to Bear arms. They have remained willfully ignorant for so long that they are totally out of touch on the matter.

We now have Democrats making formerly law abiding citizens felons with their unconstitutional gun laws in many states like California.
The effort by the GAO was to see if unlawful gun sales were occurring. That is a violation of your constitutional rights...?

LMAO