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Old February 4, 2013, 05:11 PM   #335
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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the study showed something like 80% of felons got their guns from friends or family members.
If you're thinking of the same study I am, it was more like 50%. Theft (which background checks won't affect) was another 40%. Straw purchases (ditto) made up the difference. Gun shows were something like 0.7%.

We're being asked to accept a burdensome, defective system that won't stop guns from getting into the wrong hands.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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