We know who sell guns to criminals - ignore it
American’s obsession with guns is akin to playing Russian roulette on a societal level. Police and regulatory agencies can identify and correlate guns used in crime with their sources. Yet, given deficiencies in laws and insane love with the “Right to bear arms,” Americans are willing to take chances. Only one round in the chamber has a bullet. Put the gun to your head and see how lucky you are. Pull the trigger.
It is inexcusable that society doesn’t improve gun control and the sources that supply criminal users.
“Virginia gun dealers: Small number supply most guns tied to crimes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, October 25, 2010; 1:29 AM
A man walked into Roanoke Firearms one summer day in 2004 to buy a Glock 17 handgun with a laser sight and high-capacity magazine. Three nights later, he unleashed a jackhammer of gunfire - 33 rounds - into a crowded parking lot up the road, killing one and wounding two.
At Bob's Gun Shop in Norfolk, a woman accompanied by an 18-year-old with a long rap sheet bought a "Baby 9" for protection in November 2006. Seven weeks later, the teen stole a truck and used the 9mm pistol to execute a man who intervened.
Outside an Ace Hardware in Lynchburg, a teen paid a man $70 to buy a Hi-Point handgun for him in April 2008. Seven days later, the teen's gang stormed a gas mart, shot the clerk in the head and fled with wads of bloody cash.
These three guns tell part of the hidden story of how firearms move from gun dealers to crime scenes across Virginia.”