It’s Easy To Buy Guns! (VIDEO)

Just two weeks after the Tucson shootings, the City of New York sent undercover investigators to a gun show in Phoenix, Arizona. Mayor Michael Bloomberg reported that those agents discovered just how easy it is to buy a gun with minimal oversight.

As reported by Talking Points Memo,

‘According to the the Gun Show Undercover: Arizona report, undercover investigators successfully bought guns after telling unlicensed dealers, “I probably couldn’t pass a background check.” The investigation took place January 23 at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Phoenix.

One undercover investigator purchased a Glock pistol and a high-capacity magazine — the same weapon Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner allegedly used — without a background check.

“We have demonstrated how easy it is for anyone to buy a semiautomatic handgun and a high capacity magazine, no questions asked,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “This country must take two simple steps to stop more of the 34 murders that occur with guns every day: make every gun sale subject to a background check, and make sure the background check system has all the required records in it.”

It’s time for Congress to step up and fix these deadly flaws in our gun laws. The background check system must include all the names of prohibited purchasers, and the loopholes that let criminals evade background checks must be closed immediately.

Sign our petition, and demand that Congress close the Gun Show loophole. Click here to take action.

And then check out our video, to see just how easy it is to purchase a gun:

Photo credit: mrbill via Creative Commons

105 comments

Glennis W
Glennis W4 months ago

Great information and advice, they have just tightened the gun laws in Australia USA should follow suite Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W4 months ago

Very interesting article Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W4 months ago

Gun laws in the USA are deplorable shame on the NRA Thank you for caring and sharing

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Peggy B
Peggy B4 months ago

Noted

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Norma Brooks
Norma Brooks6 years ago

reading the comments written by some people is even more disturbing than the fact that people have guns.Who is comparing this with Hitler and Stalin? This gun law supposedly comes from the time when the constitution was written and there were still wild animals roaming the countryside and a few native americans too . The stupidity of so many people just makes me tired.

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John Doe
james rico6 years ago

as usuel this film is slanted against hand guns to restrict guns any more than they are in arizona is not fair and corrupt bloomberg was not supposed to even run a third term but with his money and conections he made it happen anyway there is much corruption even here in the USA lets address that first before we ban guns for honest citazins bloomberg come from one of the most corrupt states what does that tell you they just had the biggest mob bust in history of course the FBI made it happen in his state along with two other corrupt states and is bloomberg going to save you when your attacted in the desert two years ago they wanted to make it so that you could carry a handgun in any federal wild park but those left wing anti gun states got exemptions to it so if you are a family in motor home and visit a federal park in their corrupt state you can not defend your self with your hand gun you legaly own in your home state and if you posess a hand gun in NJ with out their very hard to get permit you get 3 years in prison manditory is that fair and if you have a permit in NJ its only for target shooting at a range no carry at all it must be unloaded in case in the trunk all times so in an emergency it could be useless yes they chip away till it gets that bad so just say no and better yet support the NRA before its tioo late

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Elaine Morris
Elaine Morris6 years ago

Julie, Obviously, you don't watch the news much or online news to understand what is going on in our Country. These were the people who changed the laws so that citizens were not allowed to own guns: Stalin, Hitler -- had enough yet? How about Obama?
Yep, he wants to take the guns away. My question to you is "why" would he want to take away the guns in the same fashion as Hitler and Stalin?

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Elaine Morris
Elaine Morris6 years ago

Bloomberg? Did you know that he was paid to "allow" that hideous Mosque to be built on the site of 9/11? So, if he has been bought -- why would we trust him. Take away guns for protection? How convenient.

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Zdenko S.
Zdenko Sirca6 years ago

Keep your guns, go on shooting!

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Manuela C.
Manuela C6 years ago

25% against? Did people even understand the question?

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