There are numerous studies published identifying, via interviews with convicted felons, where they obtained the firearms they used. It's too bad these aren't more widely distributed - because not surprisingly, very few felons went to the local gunstore to buy the guns they used.
DOJ just released their report...
Less than 1 in 10 criminals bought their guns in any kind of a store.... note that they are ALREADY subject to background checks. Only 12% were acquired from family/friends in a manner that would require a background check under proposed rules.
Combined, at least 75% of the criminal acquisitions would be entirely unaffected by expanded background checks. So, 3 out of 4 criminals would get their guns exactly the same way they do today. On the other hand, every single private transaction between two law-abiding citizens WOULD be stopped.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.