In his return to commentary, Rich James pens a column with many inaccuracies.
One of my pet peeves is gun-critic-liberals who revel in their ignorance of guns. James is a good example of this, claiming that automatic weapons are sold at gun shows, which is not true. I don't think that he knows the difference between an automatic and semi-automatic weapon, nor does he know what an "assault weapon" really it.
The only "assault weapon" that I have ever seen was in the hands of a Munster policeman. Civilians do not have access to "assault weapons" (and I dispute whether it is legal for police to have them either).
The only people that sell automatic weapons are Democrat Lake County Sheriff officers, and the Feds shut that racket down.
I also think James trades in a common myth, that sellers at gun shows are unlicensed, and thus people who buy their guns at gun shows are not getting background checks.
If you are selling guns at a gun show, you most likely have a license to sell guns (which is required of anyone who sells guns commercially). If you have that license, you have to do the background checks.
Now, I haven't been to the Lake County show, much less bought anything there. If you have, please educate me.
James also says that Chicago criminals get their guns from the Lake County show, which is preposterous. We all know that criminals get their guns from straw purchasers like Democrat Lake County Prosecutor Bernie Carter's daughter.