Re: GUNS: Re: Brady law has not affected homicide rates

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 19:53:06 MDT

Joe Dees wrote:
> >Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 06:57:16 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: Brian D Williams <>
> >To:
> >Subject: GUNS: Re: Brady law has not affected homicide rates
> >Reply-To:
> >
> >
> >From: "Joe Dees" <>
> >
> >>They DO, however, buy them at places where the Brady checks are
> >>not in force, such as gun shows. The only sensible response to
> >>this fact is to expand the checks to cover those areas also.
> >
> >Do you have a cite for this? I thought not....
> >
> >In Illinois you have to have a license to purchase a gun, yes, even
> >at gun shows. It is illegal for anyone to sell a gun to anyone not
> >posessing a valid FOID card. Now where are the hoods in Chicago
> >getting them?
> >
>From gun shows and dealers in states, such as my own (Florida) with more
relaxed laws; they are bought in such places and moved to venues with
more restrictive laws to make black market money. It's the economics of
supply and demand. I. for one, would prefer criminals, the unbalanced
and the irresponsible to have to buy their illegal guns from outside of
the country, not just out of state (in some states); anything that makes
it harder for such people to get their hands on a tool for committing
easy and rapid long range mass murder has to be a GOOD THING.

Guess what Joe: Gun registration, and Brady checks at gun shows won't
end ANY of the illegal trafficking that occurs, so why do keep beating
that dead horse???

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