I need inspiration. No really, sometimes it’s just not staring me in the face what I will write about on a particular day. You would think a guy putting up a daily blog would have stacks of ideas sitting around, but sadly that isn’t the case. I first thought I would write some commentary about a gun control blog or story, but all the ones I found were too easy as targets. One was talking about the “loose” firearm laws in North Carolina and that seems like good enough fodder for comment.
I’m not exactly sure where this idea came from. Last time I tried to buy anything at the store I was required to produce a PPP, CHP, or if it is a long gun to have a NICS check. This particular blogger insinuated the guns used in Chicago come from an “Iron Pipeline” and NC was one of the states. Now a single person can buy as many firearms as they want at a single time, but if they buy more than one handgun from a single FFL in a five-day period then additional paperwork is required and the form is sent to the ATF as well as local law enforcement. I know I’ve had the form filled out on occasion and I wouldn’t call that especially loose. I suppose the blogger may be thinking of a private sale and we’ve been over what is required by law for those sales on several occasions. If the transaction doesn’t follow the law then it breaks it and would be a crime. Surely the blogger did not mean illegal guns come from other states to create illegal activities, that would mean gun laws have no effect on illegal activities, only legal activities or prosecution of illegal activities if and when they actually catch the person breaking the law.
So I really don’t find North Carolina to have “loose” firearm laws. Certainly not legally obtained firearms. Now there are laws against illegal activity, but if the police are not able to catch the illegal activity then the district attorney cannot prosecute the offenders. I don’t quite follow how that makes the laws loose. Maybe the person who made those statements is out there and would like to comment?