Monday, September 10, 2018
USA Today Exposes National Firearms Background Check System As A Toothless Sham
USA Today has reported what gun rights advocates have known for over two decades!
THE CHANCES OF A FELON BEING PROSECUTED FOR ILLEGALLY TRYING TO BUY A GUN IS NEARLY ZERO - AND GUN CONTROL GROUPS DO NOT CARE.
"It is a federal crime for people trying to obtain guns to make a false statement or furnish false or misrepresented identification that is intended to deceive people on the legality of the sale of the firearm. Violators face up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000."
ONLY ONE IN 10 PEOPLE WHO LIE ON THE FORM ARE EVEN INVESTIGATED:
"Of a total of 8.6 million transactions processed by federal officials that year, 112,710 were rejected but only about 12,700 were referred for further investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.:
ONLY ONE IN TEN THOUSAND REJECTIONS RESULT IN PROSECUTION:
"In the 29 states where federal officials handle the background checks, there were only 12 prosecutions in fiscal 2017 of people who were found to have provided false information, such as failing to disclose a felony conviction, according to the Government Accountability Office."
IN TEN STATES FELONS FACE ZERO RISK OF PROSECUTION FOR LYING ON THE FORM:
"In a review of 13 states that handle the background check forms themselves, 10 do not investigate or prosecute firearms denials, with some saying they have other law enforcement priorities."
YET GUN CONTROL GROUPS WANT TO EXPAND THE SYSTEM.......... AND SAY NOTHING ABOUT THE LACK OF PROSECUTIONS.........