So many liberals are fearful of how easy it is for anyone to buy a gun off the internet and for those that know what they are doing, off the Dark Web as well, only easier than on the normal web. The problem they see is not only how easy it is but that such a gun purchase bypasses the federal background check, meaning that the gun is unregistered and the government won’t know the buyer has it.
The Government Accountability Office tried to see just how easy it was to buy a firearm off of the normal web and from the dark web and they were surprised at how un-successful they were.
(Reason) – 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.
It’s almost comical to see just how badly the GAO gun purchasing was. It either shows that it’s harder than many think it is to buy guns off of the normal and dark webs or it shows the incompetence of government workers. If they really want to find out how easy it is to buy a gun that not’s registered, what they really need to do is to go down the crime infested streets and make a few contacts with the wrong people and you can have a gun for the right price before nightfall.