How easy is it for criminals, the mentally ill, or drug abusers to buy guns in AZ?

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    Q: How easy is it for criminals, the mentally ill, or drug abusers to buy guns in Arizona?

    A: As easily as buying a hamburger with fries at the local McDonald's.

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    Hear No Evil, Suspect No Evil at an Arizona Gun Show

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s office released several videos this morning detailing the city’s recent undercover investigation into the ease with which one can buy guns at a gun show in Arizona — even if you tell the seller you probably wouldn’t pass a background check, and even in the wake of the Jan. 9 Tucson shootings.

    While private, unlicensed sellers at gun shows are not required to run background checks, it is against the law to sell guns to people that sellers suspect are felons, mentally ill or are otherwise prohibited from buying guns.

    In the video above, an undercover investigator doing a remarkably good impression of a marble-mouthed, sweaty-palmed gun seeker (“I’m looking for something like this, you know, 9 mil with stopping power, and uh, something that’s concealable, know what I mean?”) has the following exchange with a dealer.

    Buyer: You’re not one of those, you know, dealer guys, right?

    Seller: No. No tax, no forms, you don’t have to do transfers or nothing. Just need to see an Arizona ID and that’s it with me.

    Buyer: Yeah, yeah. Yeah. So no background checks?

    Seller: No.

    Buyer: That’s good, ’cause I probably couldn’t pass one, know what I mean?

    At this, the seller smiles knowingly and shakes his head, then completes the transaction.

    All the videos, shot Jan. 23 at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Phoenix, are viewable at Gunshowundercover.org.



    * 30% of illegally trafficked guns are connected to gun shows, according to the ATF.

    * 63% of private sellers broke the law during a 2009 investigation by completing a sale to a buyer who they thought could not pass a background check.

    * 81% of gun owners in a 2011 bipartisan poll said they support background checks for all gun sales.
     
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    We don't need gun laws, we just need to silence Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, right peabrain? ........ :eusa_whistle:
     
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    It looks like I hurt your wittle feewings...

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    Calling out moonbat morons for their liberal hypocrisy never hurt my feelings.......


    The one projecting their hurt wittle feewings would be you, my little pea brained friend. Boo hoo, Rush and Palin need to stop their rhetoric, boo hoo Arizona needs to change their gun laws, boo hoo Arizona is picking on illegal aliens..... :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Gotta love Bloomberg. He went after Virginia too and they caved.
     
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    How easy is it for criminals, the mentally ill, or drug abusers to buy guns in AZ?


    Aww why don't you just come right out and say Tea Partiers?
     
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    Does Pee Wee Herman know he still has one pea brained fan left?...... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    These guys are breaking the law , does that matter to you?
     
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    The people crossing the border illegally are breaking the law, does that matter to you?
     

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