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Now Bloomberg is Going After Armslist

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Flopsweat, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Bloomberg is implying that there are unlicensed gun dealers on Armslist.com and that "These findings tell us that law enforcement, legislators and web sites all need to take steps to choke off this potentially deadly stream of illegal firearms sales". See how he worded that? Potentially. As usual he has no idea what's really going on.

    U.S. mayors say thousands of guns sold illegally online

    Get ready for the "gunshow loophole" style rhetoric all over again. I haven't even checked but I can tell you that he has no figures on how many crimes are committed with guns bought on Armslist. And you can bet that it's less that .01% because BATFE would have been all over them as soon as a trend appeared.
     
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  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    They are growing desperate to create "crime" that doesn't exist
     
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  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    To them, freedom is a crime.
     
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    They want everyone to be a criminal. Makes it easier to take control.
     
  5. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there are some shady deals going down on Armslist. However that is for prosecutors to handle on a case-by-case basis. The overwhelming majority of Armslist sellers are "ship to FFL only", or if doing private sales, most want to see valid ID and a CC license.

    Like you guys said - Bloomberg states that online sales are "illegal," a statement which is completely untrue, but he intends to do his best to throw money at the issue until the law is changed to fit his definition.

    The worst part of all is that the media picks up on it and runs with it. I can't count the number of times I've heard "online sales" mentioned in some poorly-researched article or TV/radio spot, without anyone ever mentioning the process of FFL transfers, and what is involved in legally selling a firearm across the internet that may be shipped across state lines.
     
  6. bluesurf

    bluesurf Portland Active Member

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    Agree^
     
  7. notazombie

    notazombie Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Bloomberg can suck it...the end of a barrel, that is.
     
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  8. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Bloomberg, the man who thinks the public should be disarmed yet he has a private, armed security detail. Jerk.

    Peter
     
  9. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Bloomberg reminds me of that one kid in high school you wanted to T.K.O because he was just annoying lol.
     
  10. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Didn't he hire his bodyguards away from the city when he left office??

    Sheldon
     
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  11. j4545

    j4545 WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh jeez.
     
  12. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    If Bloomberg wants to talk about "this potentially deadly stream of illegal firearms sales" (Armslist), someone should ask him how he feels about Operation Fast & Furious. Instead of "potential" illegal firearms sales, how about documented machinegun sales to known criminals by the thousands? That kind of " deadly stream of illegal firearms sales"?

    What a jackwagon !
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  14. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    So much for my search skills.
     
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    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    So assuming for a sec that the report is accurate; isnt the activities (straw purchases and doing business w out a lisence for starters) already have laws dealing with that? So why do we need to add additional laws if.... the curret laws are not being enforced?
     
  16. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Because someone wants to be reelected. "Vote for me and I will saaaaave you."
     
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    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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