Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dem Senate candidates differ on the 'gun show loophole'

The left-wing website, Iowa Independent posts the subtle differences between Bob Krause and Roxanne Conlin, Democrats running for the US senate nomination.
Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Bob Krause took exception to one of his rivals calling for closing the “gun-show loophole,” saying such a position could cost the party the votes of “hunters and fishermen of all political stripes in our state who enjoy buying and selling firearms at gun shows.”

Roxanne Conlin, a Des Moines attorney and frontrunner in the Democratic senate primary, told The Des Moines Register she favors closing the loophole, which allows anyone to buy a gun from a private gun seller at a gun show without a background check.
Then the author quotes a discredited poll by the mayors against lawful ownership of firearms and repeats the lie that the guns in the Virginia Tech shootings were purchased at a gun show. As one commenter from the Virginia gun forum stated:
The weapons used at the VA Tech shootings were NOT purchased from a gun show. One was purchased online and transferred via a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer at a Blacksburg, VA pawn shop, at which time a background check was performed. The other firearm was purchased from a gun shop in Roanoke and another background check was performed.

No gun shows were involved at any time regarding the Va Tech shootings. Get it right before you start spouting your left-wing "The sky is falling" crap in an effort to pull at people's heartstrings over a topic that you know nothing about. This is a typical liberal approach and it's ruining this country.

Read more at: Dems running for Senate trade barbs over gun control I didn't read many barbs traded, but at least there's a realistic difference between them on this issue.

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