Monday, January 31, 2011

A little out of their jurisdiction, huh?

NEW YORK -- Officials say a New York City undercover investigation at an Arizona gun show found that private sellers didn't always require background checks of buyers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sting operation came weeks after a Tucson shooting that killed six people and injured 13 others.
Officials told The New York Times that undercover investigators were able to buy guns even after telling sellers they probably couldn't pass background checks.
Bloomberg is scheduled to show an undercover video on Monday of illegal firearms sales at the Phoenix gun show last week.
The sting was part of the Bloomberg administration's effort to crack down on illegal gun sales nationwide.
Bloomberg last week urged Congress to make sure the system for background checks on firearms purchases includes the names of everyone prohibited from buying weapons.

What in the fuck are NYPD officers doing in Arizona conducting an investigation about guns? Isn't that federal jurisdiction?
Wasn't Bloomberg one of the idiots that condemned Arizona for the immigration law saying that it was a federal problem, not a state issue?
Is it possible that what violated New York City's draconian guns laws was perfectly legal in Arizona?
And how much to you want to bet that the video will show curios/relics being sold or the video will be of such bad quaility that somebody will have to narrate it to show what's supposedly going on?


Anonymous said...

Bloombergs people have committed a federal felony.
The seller in a private sale is not required by law to verify a buyers elegibility to purchase.
We only have to wait for our justice dept to file charges.
Oh wait === Hell is still hot
Paul in Texas

Wuulf said...

I have faith in the Justice system this time. Because either A: the sellers actually broke a law (they didn't) and with video evidence, they must be taken to trial, where they will be acquitted. Or B, the tape will have to be editted to fuzz out the seller's faces, so they can't be identified, and sue for slander. NYPD screwed up here. Private sales without FFL paperwork do not require a background check, in most free states. This is just ammo to get the laws changed, but as it stands, there was nothing illegal done on the part of the sellers.

I am curious, though, how much money changed hands so that when the undercover guys said they couldn't pass a background check, the sellers were okay with that. Most gun owners I know are either very much for keeping guns out of criminal hands, or very, very discreet.

wirecutter said...

I was going by laws that I have to follow hee in CA where all gun sales undergo a background check and a waiting period except for curios and relics.
I've been to a shitload of gun shows and I've yet to see a single act or sale that might be construed as illegal, even the Cow Palace shows in South San Francisco, the one where gun-grabbers swear machine guns are sold openly in the parking lot.

Dan O. said...

I read a more complete account else where that said the buy was conducted by AZ citizens at the behest of Bloomberg and company.

Please do NOT construe this as my condoning of this "sting" BS by this POS mayor. I'm just pointing out that it wasn't NYPD directly purchasing the guns.