Representative Michael (DFL-64B) and State Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-60) have once again introduced legislation that would severely regulate the sale of firearms at gun shows.
House File 2960 and Senate File 2659 would force private sales at gun shows to go through background checks. Gun prohibitionists, such as State Representative, falsely claim that a large number of criminals get their guns from gun shows; however, the most recent federal study on gun shows put the figure at only 0.7 percent. This effort is a stepping stone for gun control advocates seeking to ban all private sales, even among family and friends.
This is where the pro-gun apologists get their ideas from. And it doesn't matter if they make sense or not, obvioulsy.
The first idea is stated as fact, that the gun control folks "falsely claim" something which in fact is debatable. That vague reference to "only 0.7%," with no link to back it up. is easily offset by other stats which support the gun control side.
The second idea is more of the mindreading that gun rights people like to do some much. Also stated as fact, they're saying what's in the mind of gun control advocates, something which they cannot know.
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