EAT IT: Major Gun Retailers Fly the Metaphorical Middle-Finger to Prohibitionists Who’re Asking Them to Slow Down Sales

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The mass murderer* who attacked a Charleston, SC Church was able to get his firearm due to data entry errors at the local level, and was able to retain it because of bad communications between the FBI and ATF that let him possess the handgun for 62 days before the attack.

Despite these facts, gun prohibitionists in the Democrat Party and Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action have been attempting to blame “flaws” in the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for the shooting, and have been attempting to bully major retailers in to violating federal law.

So far, the retailers have stood strong in defense of their customers Second Amendment rights:

The nation’s top outfitters and gun retailers have rejected an unusual Democratic request to ignore current gun background check rules and institute their own system that anti-gun advocates believe would slow sales.

Already required to run background checks on gun buyers, over a dozen Democratic senators have asked giants Cabela’s, Gander Mountain, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bass Pro Shops to block sales to customers whose checks aren’t finished in the required three days.

According to the National Rifle Association, the firms have so far rejected the request.

Under current FBI rules, the buyers are allowed to get their weapon after the third day, although the check for disqualifying information through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System will continue for a total of 90 days. It’s a small number, however, since 91 percent of the background checks are completed instantly, surpassing the attorney general’s own goal.

Read more: bearingarms.com

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