Juan Cardona-Marquez can't legally buy a gun. He can't shoot one. He can't even touch one without committing a crime.Via David Codrea's Newest Threat to Western Civilization!
So how was it that the 22-year-old Milwaukee man - who threatened his girlfriend and was later charged with armed robbery and a string of burglaries - was able to rent a .45-caliber Glock handgun from Badger Guns and practice his aim on the store's shooting range?
The answer lies in a little-known quirk of federal gun laws.
Gun stores must check the criminal background of anyone buying a gun. But no check is required if someone rents a gun to use on the store's shooting range. In fact, a background check is not even allowed for rentals.
No background check needed to fire gun on range
Monday, May 17, 2010
The gun range loophole
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel piles it on Badger Guns in their latest sky-is-falling, panties-filled-with-excrement hit piece: