Schools may allow armed security. Notice I put "may". No school is obligated to provide security. Where was the armed security at Sandy Hook????
Provide a link for the two armed citizens at the theater. The movies policy is no guns.
A loophole in the law allows individuals not “engaged in the business” of selling firearms to sell guns without a license—and without processing any paperwork. That means that two out of every five guns sold in the United States change hands without a background check.
Though commonly referred to as the “Gun Show Loophole,” the “private sales” described above include guns sold at gun shows, through classified newspaper ads, the Internet, and between individuals virtually anywhere.
Unfortunately, only six states (CA, CO, IL, NY, OR, RI) require universal background checks on all firearm sales at gun shows. Three more states (CT, MD, PA) require background checks on all handgun sales made at gun shows. Seven other states (HI, IA, MA, MI, NJ, NC, NE) require purchasers to obtain a permit and undergo a background check before buying a handgun. Florida allows its counties to regulate gun shows by requiring background checks on all firearms purchases at these events. 33 states have taken no action whatsoever to close the Gun Show Loophole
Many of these laws vary by state with some states having a bigger loophole than others.
In the aftermath of the CT school shooting, some on the right are beginning to suggest ways to close the loophole
Pistol-packing lawmaker suggests tightening “gun show loophole”
The loophole is largely a myth. Private sales of personal property are not limited to the home. Try going to a gun show and doing what you believe commonly occurs and you will see.
I live in MD. I used to travel to Richmond VA, and once attended a gunshow there where a private collector had a Remington 1100 shotgun that interested me. A transaction between us would have been perfectly legal - but he would not sell me the shotgun - legal to sell in any Walmart in any state, because I was from out-of-state and he, like the others there, was erring on the side of extreme safety. Private sales at gunshows are usually people bringing in an old gun and selling it to a federally licensed dealer. Anyone who wants to sell regulated guns privately, could find far less visible places for such legal transactions.
I learned from this lesson that it was a waste of time to attend gun shows out of state because the sellers are afraid to sell to out-of-state buyers, even though the sales are legal.
Rather than continue to spread a myth, attempt to do what you claim can be done.
Do you know what CT's laws are on that? Did this killer get his guns at a gun show where he wasn't backround checked?
Take the areas where gun violence is a daily constant...do those bad guys use high capacity mages? Do they get their guns at the shows at Howard County fairgrounds or Timonium?
Has any legislation, beyond agressively locking people up, stemmed the violence? I'm talking about relatively small areas consistantly racking up hundreds of gun killings a year, thousands every ten years...
My point is that you could no more stop the young black mens constant killing rampage than you could stop the lone white nut hell-bent on destruction... why is it that this event has Baltimores politicians calling for gun control measures whith an enthusiasm not usually expressed?
Or any liberal Dem politican jumping on the wagon? These types usually avoid at all costs mention of the chronic urban killings...now everyone wants to stand up as a protector of young people. As long as the victims are little white kids, and the suspect is a white guy.
Otherwise, most of the currently outspoken pols are quiet...
We both know an insane person could kill a couple dozen people at a gun show
I answered your question again, you called my question "loaded" and wouldnt answer it because you don't want to ever admit the truth that the NRA has at times fought for the profits of the gun industry over the safety of this country's citizens
My dad bought an M-4 at Howard County Fairgrounds, and was background checked. There was a couple next to us at the buying table and the guy was denied. He suggested that his wife buy the gun instead, and the sellers (a Bel Air gun shop) laughed that idea off.
At this show, and others I've been to, only licensed dealers participate in gun sales. They are not likely to risk the business on a few hundred dollars.
Does illegal crap happen? Of course, since Humans are involved.
As for the NRA looking out for the industry it lobbies for? LOL at your question. No kidding, just as your heros in DC are constantly lobbied, often not with your best interests in mind!
The NRA's concerns are not the safety of the country's citizens, nor should they be. First it's shareholdes and secondly it's supporting the 2nd as an idealogical POV.
3 Dealers Caught in Gun Show Sting
Corfu resident among those arrested in statewide sting operation at gun shows
No background check? No problem. In an eye-opening video, New York City cops reveal how easy it is to buy a gun in Arizona
Undercover stings expose 'gun show loophole'
4 Arrested in Ventura Gun Show Sting
Thousands of gun shop owners say "thank you" for creating panic buying.
The follow up should be a report on how those crimes were punished. Your links show a problem, and people being arrested for their crimes.
If they're treated like our guys downtown, theres a revolving door for them as well..
Do you have more of a problem with the gun show illegalities or with the constant urban killings? It seems some of our local pols are really upset with Sandy Hook, while seeming to ignore the daily nightmare in their backyards...
Bottom line, prosecute the bad guys to the limit, no matter the race of the victim...
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