The House seeks to close loophole that keeps Armslist in business

The House seeks to close loophole that keeps Armslist in business

Today before the House of Representatives a bill is going before the House Judiciary Committee that would require universal background checks for the sale of all firearms. The bill seeks to close the commonly named ‘gun show loophole’ that does not require a background check when firearms are sold between private individuals such as at gun shows and the so-called craigslist of guns Armslist.

If you’re unfamiliar with Armslist, it’s a classified site where gun owners post the guns that they have for sale online. Just about anyone can buy a gun through Armslist no matter whether or not you have a criminal record or not as the loophole doesn’t require background checks for guns sold through Armslist. This has led to a number of high-profile crimes such as a domestic workplace murder and a Chicago police commander being killed. That’s not even taking into account the number of unreported crimes probably committed with Armslist guns. As with most scoundrels, Armslist sees themselves as some kind of champion for both the 1st and 2nd Amendments as body counts continue to climb around them.

In Amrslist’s defense, they cling to a survey conducted by the Department of Justice done in 2016 that says that most criminals either steal their guns or purchase them from the black market. That’s all well and good but not only are incarcerated criminals not the most honest people in the world but where do you think black market guns come from. It’s not like there are scores of illegal weapons manufacturers operating throughout the country. These illegal guns started off as someone’s legal purchase and probably more than a few guns on the black market have passed through the hands of Armslist sellers and buyers.