Speaking of the Danville Register & Bee:
How much regulation?
A small percentage of the guns used in crimes are purchased at gun shows, and Virginia Tech mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho didn’t even buy the two guns he used at a gun show.
The gun show loophole is this: A person can buy a firearm at a gun show from a private collector without going through a background check.
While the gun show loophole doesn’t put that many firearms in the hands of criminals, it is one way they can get a gun - and it should be closed. (link)
Few guns used in crimes are purchased at gun shows.
The Virginia Tech shooter didn't obtain his weapons at a gun show.
Therefore we need to close the gun show loophole.
There are countless ways a criminal can get his hands on a gun (the preferred method, of course, is to steal it; perhaps we should have a law ...). Newspaper Want Ads, internet auction sites (see yesterday's post on related stupidity), swapping for drugs down at the tavern, borrowing from the little woman, ...
And these jokers single out gun shows. And cite the Virginia Tech massacre in support of their argument. Even though the psychopath who shot those kids on April 16 bought his guns legitimately (one at a gun shop; the other over the internet). Neither at a gun show.
Personally, I find IQ-challenged "journalists" with a keyboard and a forest of trees at their disposal to be far more dangerous than the annual American Legion Gun & Knife Show.