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Criminals Pretty Much Avoid Buying Guns Legally, Says University of Chicago Study

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By Matt Vespa

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air posted about this development (that every Second Amendment supporter knows); criminals do not buy their guns legally at gun stores. I mean, it’s mind-blowing … that gun control supporters continue to fail at grasping this fact (via Chicago Sun-Times):

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.


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.


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.”

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Written by Leatherneck Blogger

October 5, 2015 at 05:00

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  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.


    October 5, 2015 at 08:53

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