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This article is full of misinformation and a well crafted charade from a Bloomberg lobbyist. The previous commentary presented facts, all you present is propaganda.
The title of the article is code for Bloomberg has found a way to put gun dealers out of business.
You try to fool people by making it sound like the gun industry sells guns directly to criminals. All gun dealers are living up to their responsibilities and you know it. Do you have evidence that any dealer is not living up to their responsibilities so you can bring it to the ATF so they can be shut down? Didn't think so, all lies.
You are blaming and trying to make federally licensed gun dealers responsible for the actions of criminals and using criminals as an excuse to shut them down.
Illinois State Police already has the authority to aid in enforcement and protect public safety and can inspect dealers and their records anytime and can trace any gun. Fact: before a gun dealer can sell a gun in Illinois it has to get approval by the Illinois State Police who conducts a background check and keeps records of all transactions and individuals who purchased a gun like registration.
This law is not necessary. Everything this law proposes to do is already being done and on the books but that is a diversion and not the true purpose of this law. The true purpose of this law is to make as many gun dealers as possible go out of business and to advance Bloomberg's agenda.
Gangbangers don't care about ATF resources and inspections and that's not why the shootings are happening in Chicago. Criminals cannot buy guns legally so this law doesn't do anything to address gang violence but nice try we are not fooled
A recent "study" by the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research paid by Bloomberg
Clearly this legislation is designed to put gun dealers out of business under the guise of stopping illegal flow of guns.
Gun dealers sell legal guns to people who pass a background check not illegal guns. This legislation is misdirected on purpose instead of focusing on criminals who sell illegal guns and getting them off the streets and prosecuting them.
Criminals currently get a slap on the wrist and probation but that serves your agenda for more gun control, like the girl Simone Mousheh who got probation recently for pleading guilty to 4 felony counts of being a straw purchaser. What about passing laws against gangs and straw purchasers and prosecuting them intead of lawful federally licensed firearms dealers.
Your "sensible" gun laws and incremental gun control like this law advance Bloomberg's agenda and are designed to one day take away the guns from the law abiding so only the criminals will have them
This legislation takes away the freedom and makes people unsafe and at the mercy of criminals. It will affect the poor and middle class by making buying a gun too expensive.
It has nothing to do with protecing citizens and it will make citizens less safe and cost prohibitive to have the means to defend themselves. By shutting gun dealers it will make guns less available for the law abiding and will not affect the criminals who cannot buy guns legally, more lies.
It will affect people in poor communities the most who need a gun the most for protection and will not be able to afford one. It will not affect gangbangers who sell drugs and can afford it and already pay double or triple for guns on the street.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"
"People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will loose both"