Saturday, November 28, 2009

"No laws were broken" non-story, story

TROTWOOD — Colin Goddard, a 24-year-old Virginia man who survived being shot four times in the bloody 2007 rampage at Virginia Tech, walked into Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Show at Hara Arena in August with an Ohio friend and a hidden camera.
Bill Goodman's gun show buy underscores loophole

Most private sales in most states don't require background checks, but for some reason, that's a "loophole".
They walked out with an Egyptian-made AK-47 variant and a Tech-9 assault pistol — obtained without a background check and without producing any identification.

“We literally walked in and within 20 minutes we walked out with those two guns,” said the friend, Doug Smith, 26, of Columbus. “I was shocked.”
You mean the mere possession of the firearm didn't turn these guys into homicidal maniacs? I'm shocked.
Pennington said the video shows it was Ohio resident Smith, not Goddard, who made the purchases. “We planned this out so no laws would be broken, and none were,” he said.
If no laws were broken, where's the story?


VSSA Legislative Chairman said...

Oh but that's not the point. The point is that someone can exercise his or her constitutionally protected right without having to pull out two forms of ID and that is a bad thing so it has to be stopped. I have avoided being too critical of these Virginia Tech associated activists simply because of their loss but the more they put themselves out their as public figures the less I am inclined to give them a break.

strandediniowa said...


"It's not about guns, it's about control."

And fear.