Covert Operation Requested by Anti-Gun Dems to Bust Illegal Internet Sales Comes up Empty

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  1. longknife

    longknife Diamond Member

    Sep 21, 2012
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    Can't they get anything right? And how much of YOUR tax $$$ was spent on it?

    All 72 of Congressional investigators’ attempts to purchase a firearm illegally via the surface web were unsuccessful, slamming Cummings’ and Warren’s claims that guns are easily obtained by criminal elements on the internet. “All of our attempts to purchase firearms from private sellers on the surface web were unsuccessful,” the GAO writes in an extensive report. “Our covert testing involving GAO agents attempting to purchase firearms illegally on the Surface Web were unsuccessful. Specifically, private sellers on Surface Web gun forums and in classified ads were unwilling to sell a firearm to our agents that self-identified as being prohibited from possessing a firearm.” Most of the sellers refused to complete a transaction once the undercover investigator revealed either a shipping address across state lines or a prohibition by law from owning firearms. Five of the vendors went so far as to freeze the undercover GAO accounts, preventing agents from using forums and attempting to make a purchase.

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  2. depotoo

    depotoo Gold Member

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    Yeah, is this the same report a few years ago they had done that did not support their assertions on guns, actually the opposite of what they were hoping, which they refused to go public with? There was some minor leaks it existed and would hurt their position.

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