Biden Administration Harassing Largest Gun Dealers

Feb 22, 2024 | gun control

The Biden administration continues its push to put gun sellers out of business.

The criteria for being included on the list is relatively simple: at least 25 guns traced to a crime over a year that were purchased within the past three years. It’s known in the law enforcement lingo as “time to crime.” . . .

Nick Penzenstadler, “Gun shops that sell the most guns used in crime revealed in new list,” USA Today, February 15, 2024.

.

Why anyone would look at the number of guns that a gun store sells that get used in a crime and not the percentage of guns sold? It makes no sense. When a gun store gets on the list, the dealer has to follow additional costly reporting requirements. The Biden administration has now taken the additional step of publicly releasing the list of these stores, with presumably the purpose of trying to get the stores to stop selling guns. Unsurprisingly, the 1,300 outlets targeted in 2023 by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives include the largest firearms dealers – Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Scheels, Rural King, and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Only at the end of the USA Today article did it mention that an unknown percentage of these 25 guns weren’t even necessarily involved in a crime.

.

“The list itself is largely a reflection of the nation’s largest gun sellers – but advocates say the time-to-crime weighting helps dilute the impact of volume alone.” . . . Bass Pro Shops has 49 stores on the list – nearly a third of its outlets, including Cabela’s, in the U.S. Other large retailers: Turner’s Outdoorsman (64% of stores), Scheels (59%), Rural King (26%) Sportman’s Warehouse (21%), Dunham’s Sports (10%). . . .

Nick Penzenstadler, “Gun shops that sell the most guns used in crime revealed in new list,” USA Today, February 15, 2024.

johnrlott

0 Comments

Archives