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Your Opinion: So-called gun show loophole challenged

Dear Editor:

I have been hearing from many of our politicians about this so-called gun show loophole. Does anybody out there care to discuss what in the world they are talking about? I don’t think they know what they are talking about; they just want to start down the road towards total gun confiscation.

Regardless of where the transaction takes place, an individual with a Federal Firearms License (FFL), must get a background check when they sell a firearm, even if they are at a gun show. When an individual without a FFL sells his own firearm, they are not required to get a back ground check. This is the law, not a loophole. If anything this is an individual loophole rather than a gun show loophole. A private individual is not required to get a background check on a prospective buyer regardless of where the sale takes place.

If all the all-knowing, smarter-than-anyone else politicians are going to require all private citizens to obtain a background check on a prospective buyer, just how do they propose this take place? Are private citizens going to have the ability to go to the FBI and get personnel information about other citizens? “What could go wrong here?” Right! These clowns can’t stop identity theft, but want to allow our personal information to be on a database that anybody that says they are selling a firearm to you can then obtain this information.

Remember, these politicians are the same bunch of shysters that exempt themselves from the laws they pass to curtail our activities! Regardless if they are a Republican or Democrat, they are the same.

George Wallace said while running for president in 1968 that there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference between them. The more we see them taking care of us in Washington, the more it becomes evident that Gov. Wallace was correct. How do you know a politician is lying? Their lips are moving! Be aware of what is going on and by whom.

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