INTERNET GUN STING GOES HORRIBLY AWRY WHEN SUCCESS ELUDES GAO
ANDREW WESTJANUARY 6, 2018
It’s not all that rare for the left to claim that buying a gun illegally is a feat suitable for a young child or elderly grandmother in order to scaremonger their way through an argument.
Yes, it is true that the world has become in infinitely smaller place due to the internet, and the connectivity that we all share via the pocket-sized computers that we cannot seem to do without. This reality has changed the way that we as humans interact with the world around us, and applications such as Uber and GrubHub have made niche delivery services the industry of the future, but this certainly doesn’t mean that you can get anything you want simply by clicking a few buttons.
The General Accountability Office, (GAO), found this out the hard way after attempting to buy several guns online, both via the world wide web and the “dark web”.
“Government Accountability Office employees posing as sketchy buyers tried and failed in 72 attempts to purchase firearms on the internet, part of a failed investigation called for by a trio of Congressional Democrats.
“While the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) insisted in its most recent strategic plan, as cited by the GAO, that “the privacy of the Internet makes it an ideal means for gang members, violent criminals, terrorists, and juveniles to traffic and obtain illegal firearms,” the new report released by the (GAO) could not corroborate any of it.
“The GAO did not fare much better on the so-called ‘Dark Web.’ Agents made 7 attempts and were successful just twice, purchasing an AR-15 and an Uzi.
“There’s not much in the report for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) and Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) from which to demand stricter internet gun laws, but it may not stop Democrats from trying to impose new laws anyway.”
Once again, the liberal fantasy of a black market in plain view via the net just doesn’t exist.
This claim has been around since the dawn of the internet, and is more akin to a boogeyman tale than reality. The left tends to play up the trope after major shooting incidents occur, inexcusable playing on the emotions of the Americans involved.