Thursday, December 29, 2011

The New York Times is wrong.

The New York Times has always been one of the biggest anti-gun media outlets, but you'd think that with guns now being the "in" think, they'd at least put a little more thought into their gun articles.

Take for example, this glaring error, not even a full paragraph in:
No one knows how many more firearms were purchased through the gun-show loophole that enables black marketeering.

First, there is no "gun show loophole". The private sale of a firearm from one person to another is explicitly excluded in the word of the law from being subject to background checks. That is not a loophole. With that being said, second, private sales of firearms are legal. Therefore, there is no "black marketeering". If there is any "black marketeering" going on, (i.e: knowingly selling a firearm to a prohibited person), there is no "loophole" that protects the seller or buyer. Both have broken the law, plain and simple.

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