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:
Juan Cardona-Marquez can't legally buy a gun. He can't shoot one. He can't even touch one without committing a crime.

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
Via David Codrea's Newest Threat to Western Civilization!

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