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Why Closing The Gun Show Loophole Isn't Enough (Or How I Was Able To Buy 4 AR-15s In 20 Minutes)

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One of the M&P15 assault rifles that can be bought online without a background check
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Last week, four people in Colorado offered to sell me Smith & Wesson M&P15 assault rifles, the same weapon used by James Holmes in the Aurora theater massacre last year. In each case, the seller neither required nor requested a background check to make sure I wasn't a criminal or mentally ill. When I asked one man whether a background check was required, he said he was simply "assuming" I am not a felon and am "a good and decent person that will not use this carbine to commit a crime and of course a sane and normal human being." "If that is indeed the case," he continued, "no background check is required by law in the state of Colorado."

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