AB-2061 Firearms Inspection. Limon uses Brady Checks Data from 1999 to restrict and discriminate against Gun Shows. Election propaganda!


Assemblywoman Limon is not protecting her constituents from gun violence with DISHONEST BILLS like this that use old data to support more firearms inspection. See the citation link below…”Gun Shows: Brady Checks and Crime Gun Traces, January 1999, available at. Notice the date; January 1999. Obviously there were more gun shows in 1999 then in 2019 or this year.

Additionally, according to a report published by UC Davis, gun shows have been identified as a source for illegally trafficked firearms. But the date on the report was published 11 years ago in 2009. Again, there were more gun shows in California in 2009 then in 2019 and this year.

Gun Shows: A “gun show” is a trade show for firearms. At gun shows, individuals may buy, sell, and trade firearms and firearms-related accessories. These events typically attract several thousand people, and a single gun show can have sales of over 1,000 firearms over the course of one weekend. (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Gun Shows: Brady Checks and Crime Gun Traces, January 1999, available at: https://www.atf.gov/file/57506/download , [as of March 18, 2019].)

According to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), less than one percent of inmates incarcerated in state prisons for gun crimes acquired their firearms at a gun show. (NRA-ILA, https://www.nraila.org/get-the-facts/background-checks-nics.) However, according to a report published by UC Davis, gun shows have been identified as a source for illegally trafficked firearms. (https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/vprp/pdf/IGS/IGS1web.pdf, [as of March 20, 2019].) Though violent criminals do not appear to regularly purchase their guns directly from gun shows, gun shows have received criticism as being “the critical moment in the chain of custody for many guns, the point at which they move from the somewhat-regulated legal market to the shadowy, no-questions-asked illegal market.” (Gerney, The Gun Debate 1 Year After Newtown, Center for American Progress, December 13, 2013, available at: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/guns-crime/report/2013/12/13/80795/the-gun-debate-1-year-after-newtown/, [as of March 18, 2019].)
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