A recent poll from Mayors against Illegal Guns found that 74 percent of NRA gun owners and 87 percent of non-NRA gun-owners support mandatory criminal background checks in order to purchase a firearm. However, even with this public support, there remain loopholes that allow 40% of gun purchases to occur without a background check, with no questions asked.
You know what the most common pro-gun response to this suggestion is? "There is no such thing as the gun show loophole."
They figure the more time they can make us waste arguing about the terminology, the longer this blatant offense against common sense will continue. Maybe they're right. Progress certainly is slow in spite of the overwhelming agreement even among gun owners.
What's your opinion? Is it a genius tactic to argue for years about whether it should be called the "gun show loophole" or something else?
I prefer "private sale loophole," but since we all know what we're talking about, I object to all the obfuscation and diversion.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.