Anyone who has followed the gun rights/”gun control” debate for even a short time has heard the gun prohibition lobby’s incessant yammering about the mythical “gun show loophole,” and more recently, the outright lie that “40% of gun sales occur without a background check.” That last has been repeatedly uttered by nearly every forcible citizen disarmament jihadist in America, from Obama on down, despite even the rabidly anti-gun, pro-Obama Washington Post giving that claim “three Pinocchios” for brazen mendacity.
Those claiming that “gun violence” is exacerbated by easily avoided background checks, particularly at gun shows, now have a new problem, this one coming from Virginia. From Newsplex:
The number of arrests of people trying to buy guns illegally at gun shows in Virginia is on the rise.
State police are reporting that there have been 39 arrests at gun shows for the first half of this year.
There were only 47 arrests for all of last year.
How could that be? More aggressive enforcement of gun laws? Apparently not:
State police say they have not changed how they enforce the laws this year, and don’t know why more people are being arrested.
Virginia, let us remember, has no “universal background check” law, even at gun shows.
And again, “How can that be?” one might ask. “After all,” one might further explain, “I thought the lack of ‘universal background checks,’ particularly at gun shows, made it a simple matter for felons, terrorists, lunatics, drug addicts and wife beaters to buy guns illegally, but without being caught.” And indeed, that’s what the gun ban lobby wants you to believe. The news coming out of Virginia gives the lie to that narrative. Didn’t the criminals get the memo?