Monday, January 08, 2018

What if you gave a firearms sting and nobody came?

Well, you'd look like Democrat Senators Cummings, Warren and Schatz for a start.

The Senators, all from what we gunnies would call "less free" states, comissioned the study in an attempt to duplicate an alleged study by Michael Bloomberg (Fascist, NY) and allegations by the ATF-EIEIO "...which claimed that “anonymity of the internet makes it an ideal means for prohibited individuals to obtain illegal firearms.”

The "study", conducted by the Government Accounting Office showed that:

But the GAO revealed that their 72 attempts outside of the dark web were all “unsuccessful.”

“Private sellers on Surface Web gun forums and in classified ads were unwilling to sell a firearm to our agents that self-identified as being prohibited from possessing a firearm,” the GAO reported, noting that in their “72 attempts ... 56 sellers refused to complete a transaction once we revealed that either the shipping address was across state lines or that we were prohibited by law from owning firearms.” In the other cases, the investigators' website was frozen or they encountered suspected scammers. 

On the dark web, GAO agents successfully purchased two guns illegally, as the serial numbers on the weapons were “obliterated” and “shipped across state lines.” But in the attempt to purchase, the GAO agents “did not disclose any information indicating they were prohibited from possessing a firearm.”

According to the article, none of the Senators were available to comment on the study. Probably busy wiping egg off their faces.

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