The NRA recently released a post by which the liberals were proven wrong once again about their gun grabbing antics. Strict gun control measure even with stiff enforcement will do nothing to criminal supplies of weapons. Below is an exert from the article:
Chicago criminals are finicky about how they get their guns, according to a new study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab.
In a survey of almost 100 detainees in the Cook County Jail, few said they get firearms at gun shows or through the Internet, said Harold Pollack, co-director of the crime lab. They also said they don’t normally steal guns or buy them at a licensed store.
That is a mind blowing observation that all of us all ready knew…
Pollack, Philip Cook of Duke University and Susan Parker of U. of C. were the authors of the study, which was published online Friday in the Preventative Medicine journal.
About 70 percent said they got their guns from family, fellow gang members or through other social connections. Only two said they bought a gun at a store. It’s unclear how many of those surveyed were felons, but they can’t hold a state firearm owner’s permit — so they can’t legally purchase a weapon at a store.
Now herein lies a problem. Criminals get most of their weaponry from family. It is something that one could easily connect the dots on. Notice how many purchased their firearm at a store that does background checks… 2.
Some of those surveyed said people with legal permits to own a firearm buy guns for everyone in the neighborhood who wants one. Sometimes, gang leaders pick someone to go out of state to buy guns. Two inmates said corrupt cops take guns and “put them back on the street.”
Along with these admissions, some criminals confessed that they preferred higher capacity magazines for the reason that they were poor marksman.
The final thought is to be sure to be accountable for each and every one of your firearms. Keep them handy, because the supply of firearms for criminals isn’t diminishing anytime soon.