A couple of days ago, I posted about Florida State Representative Margaret Good and her bill trying to get Universal Background Checks in our fair state.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics just published its latest version of Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016. It comes with some very interesting numbers:
And still some more.
What a surprise! Black market and stolen firearms make 49.6% of how criminals get their guns. A quarter of the guns are obtained from somebody they know like family member. And only 10.1% from the legal sources the Democrats hate the most. The Gun Show loophole? Statistically so small it is useless. Now you can slap the next idiot who uses it as excuse.
One thing I don’t see: Those pesky “unregulated” internet sales between those “unlicensed dealers” (citizens) that we were told were fueling violent crime. Maybe the poor criminals do not have access to the Internet and that is why they don’t shop in Gunbroker.com on Guns America.
Now, they will try to use the Purchased/Borrowed part as excuse, but let’s not forget that knowingly selling or giving a firearm to a felon is already illegal and the same is providing a firearm to somebody you know it is going to commit a felony.
This needs to get sent to legislator who is even considering UBCs. Fo us in Florida, we need to start killing this one today. Click here to take you to the Florida House page where you can find your representative. You know what to do next,
Hat Tip to Tom W.