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2015 Oregon FICS summary report out

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by bolus, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good grief, if they go off of percentages alone (which they'll do to feed their narrative), 20% of denials for private sales were for mental health reasons and 20% for stolen gun! Never mind that those 20% numbers only represent 1 denial each, but hey!, it's 20%!!! And we can't overlook 60% to prohibited persons!!!

    I can see it now - Floyd Prozanski on the floor of the senate, boldly declaring "We have, through SB941, stopped 20% of sales to mentally unstable individuals and 20% of sales of stolen guns!!! AND, we stopped 60% of sales to prohibited persons!!! SB941 works!! Seig Heil! Seig Heil! Seig Heil!!"
     
  3. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Time to send out a fresh round of emails to all Senators and Representatives about these new numbers!!
     
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    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    The number of private background checks is very low. August September October November December. That is five months. 195 private background checks done a month. About 30 a day. I believe the real number of private sales is much, much higher.

    We know for a fact that gang bangers on SE Stark, SE Powell, SE Division are not submitting to a private background check.
     
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    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind that "40% of all gun sales are thru private parties without a background check" myth. So far, even taking into account it's only been 5 months, Oregon is at about 0.7% of all gun sales being private sales.
     
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    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There is also the possibility that private sales dropped way down when people no longer saw the advantage of buying a firearm privately vs. buying it from a retail outlet.

    A LOT of the private sales I have seen over the years asked prices near or over retail new price, and often got near retail for firearms in good shape because people wanted guns without "paperwork". Now that there is no difference in that regard, they would just as soon buy something new, with a warranty/etc., and a retail seller to come back to if something is wrong.

    That, and I would also presume that some people simply stopped buying or cut way back.
     
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  7. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    There is also the possibility/probability that the law is just being widely ignored.