Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

A new report issued by the CSGV has some interesting suggestions to stop the gun flow.

The following are examples of procedures that have been successful in deterring straw purchases and “off the books” sales by FFLs:

• All firearms sales are videotaped and these videos are maintained for an extended period of time.
• A computerized log of crime gun traces relating to the retailer is maintained in-house. When a customer who has a prior trace at that retailer attempts to purchase a firearm, the sale is electronically flagged. The dealer has the discretion to stop the sale.
• The dealer posts clearly visible signage to alert customers of their legal responsibilities at the point of sale.
• Customers are prohibited from making in-store calls on their cell phones.
• The dealer requires criminal background checks for all employees that sell or handle firearms in the store.
• The dealer conducts daily and quarterly audits to make sure no firearms are missing.
• The dealer prohibits all sales based on “default proceeds,” which are permitted by law when a background check has not returned an approve/deny result within three days.
• The dealer keeps all firearms in customer-accessible areas in locked cases or secured to gun racks.
Unfortunately, self-regulation remains voluntary, and there is no indication that the gun industry will take such sensible steps. Given the difficulty of passing legislation to force manufacturers to regulate themselves, there is a need for a new approach.
What's your opinion? Wouldn't mandatory videotaping of all gun sales be useful? What about the other ideas?

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. "Wouldn't mandatory videotaping of all gun sales be useful? "

    About as useful mandatory videotaping of women who go into abortion clinics.

    As for the rest, most of it is dog bollocks. The audits and background checks on employees are the only good ideas.

  2. So where has all of this been in place that they actually have measured data that prove successful in stopping straw purchases? What gun stores voluntarily do all of that?

    As with most things coming from CSGV, bullshit.

    Next you'll tell us that microstamping is proven to help police solve crime.

  3. Any gun shop I've ever been to has handguns in locked cases and rifles and shotguns are in the rack behind the counter out of reach of customers. If you ask to look at a particular gun, the dealer or one of his licensed employees never leaves you alone with the weapon. Sometimes I think you make much ado about nothing.

    Mike G.

  4. Mike G., Maybe you haven't been to all that many gun shops. And besides, what's that got to do with it. Videotaping would record the transactions which might be useful if a particular gun is used in a crime.

  5. Average 10 years between purchase and crime, video taping will not help one bit.

  6. Anonymous, Are you making shit up again?