New Report Says 90% Of Guns Used In Crime Obtained Illegally
Washington State's Attorney General, West side Democrats and a majority of well meaning but uninformed voters have shown their willingness to mess with state resident's 2nd Amendment rights.
The problem with so much of the concern, rule making and restrictions is that they are almost always aimed at law abiding gun owners. Meanwhile a new report from the Justice Department confirms that legal guns are rarely the problem in gun crimes.
The Patriot Post reports that DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) shows" that in 2016, some 287,400 individuals were imprisoned for committing crimes while in possession of a firearm and 90% of those firearms were obtained illegally.
Just 10 percent of gun carrying convicts said they got weapons through purchases or trades at gun shows, flea markets, firearm stores, and pawn shops ...with only about 1 percent of prisoners who used a firearm during their crime had obtained it through a retail sale.”
So what is the takeaway? Creating more laws aimed at law abiding gun owners isn't the answer for stopping criminals with guns.