Terrorist and criminals can buy any gun they want online, no questions asked!

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    Rossen Reports: Anyone can buy guns, no questions asked

    Some say it’s a major loophole in the law. At gun stores, you have to get a background check before you can buy a weapon. But online in most states, anyone from law-abiding citizens to dangerous criminals – even terrorists – can get just about any weapon they want, no questions asked. Our hidden camera investigation shows the deals going down in broad daylight, in suburban mall parking lots.

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    Hundreds of thousands of guns are for sale, on hundreds of websites. We responded and set up meetings at popular shopping malls. We bought everything from a police-grade pistol to a semiautomatic assault rifle. We did it over and over again, even hinting that our buyer is a criminal.

    Within 12 hours, we bought eight dangerous guns – even a 50-caliber weapon so powerful it could take down a helicopter

    Remember, at gun stores, background checks are required, but online – nothing. Believe it or not, in most states it’s completely legal
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    Now I was for strictly enforcing the gun laws we have in place and not adding more laws, basically we have enough laws. But this article has certainly made me reconsider that stance.

    The fact that a terrorist can land on our shores, go online and buy what he needs, with no questions asked is very troubling. For the security of the US, a law should be put in place to demand background checks for these online gun shops. That's my opinion.

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    I call bullshit. A FFL holder MUST follow Federal laws and State laws. Federal law requires that a form be filled out to buy rifles. As long as that is happening it is LEGAL and above board. The appeal that because one can buy a 50 cal is ridiculous. Anyone can buy one in a store also.
     
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    Ahh private sellers. Sorry I have no problem with that. My personal opinion is that one has a Constitutional right to own weapons even if a felon. As long as your not currently in jail.
     
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    Is it factually bullshit or not?

    For example, one can by porn online that contains acts that are illegal in the US, thusly the said porn is illegal.
     
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    As for 34 murders a day, sorry that is only 12 410 a year a number that is statistically irrelevant. We have 200 million to 300 million weapons in private hands do the math.
     
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    A problem with background checks is that the buyer is required to pay for them.
    Should the right person(s) in government get a wild hair, sales in shops could effectively be banned by simply raising the fee too high for anyone to afford.
     
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    If one buys a gun online from a licensed dealer, the gun must be shipped to a licensed dealer in the buyer’s state. When the buyer goes to the licensed dealer to obtain his purchase, the background check is performed at that time. The same would be true if one purchased a gun online from a licensed dealer for local pickup.

    These are likely private sales per classified ads on message boards and the like. Private sales are allowed only between residents of the same state in the participants’ actual state of residence.

    There’s likely little support for Federal legislation requiring background checks for private intra-state sales. The logistics alone are problematic, as this is beyond the scope of licensed gun dealers and to establish some sort of local regulatory structure would prove too burdensome.
     
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    An absolute lie. Anyone doing a sale like those described is commiting a felony.
     
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    Only idiots think things that can be done offline should be illegal online. You can do the same thing through a classified ad in a newspaper, should we write new laws to regulate newspapers?

    Didn't think so.
     
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    What a funny thread !

    As if the country is clear and weapons must be bought online, Look around, murder/min !
     

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