Michael Bloomberg, former Republican and mayor of NYC just posted this article on Huffington Post. This will not affect those of us who live in Oregon too much as we have already closed the so-called "gun show loophole." However, I think that Bloomberg has discovered what will prove to be a very effective tactic. As gun-ownership is not a club where we get to pick the members, but rather a club that anyone can choose to join, we have to contend with those morons out there who will do what they think they can get away with, no follow the law. The NRA continually talks about gun show attendees being lawful gun owners engaging in free assembly. However, there are those people who believe that a FTF transaction will provide enough plausible deniability that they can just make the sale. Before someone tries to turn this into a thread where people just complain about "those darn gun-grabbing libtards," I would like to point out that this particular tactic was created in conservative circles. This is the exact same tactic that was used, with great effect, to attack ACORN. This is not a thread to complain about gun grabbers or how under-handed this was or how this is not a fair representation of gun owners. I want to talk media tactics, PR, etc. This is a strategy session. SO......I would like to know: 1. How effective do you think this tactic will be? 2. How do you think this tactic is best combatted? 3. What, if any, concessions or compromises do you think we should make? 4. Would you have fallen for this?