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Busted: Here’s Obama’s BIGGEST LIE about guns (so far)

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Yesterday, Obama unveiled new plans for gun control in a 33 minute speech where he mentioned himself a total of 76 times. Perhaps he focused so much on himself because not a single one of his proposals would do anything to actually curb gun violence.

Actual solutions were nonexistent – and as it turns out, so were some of the problems. Here’s one statement from the speech that stood out:

Contrary to claims of some presidential candidates, apparently, before this meeting, this is not a plot to take away everybody’s guns. You pass a background check; you purchase a firearm.

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The problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules. A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked. A recent study found that about one in 30 people looking to buy guns on one website had criminal records — one out of 30 had a criminal record. We’re talking about individuals convicted of serious crimes — aggravated assault, domestic violence, robbery, illegal gun possession. People with lengthy criminal histories buying deadly weapons all too easily. And this was just one website within the span of a few months.

The White House repeated the claim via Twitter:

Well, don’t get too excited about skipping that background check, because it’s a complete lie. As The Blaze pointed out:

In order to legally purchase a firearm via the Internet from a dealer, one must have the gun shipped to a Federal Firearms License holder. The licensee conducts a background check and only if the individual is cleared is the transaction completed.

According to the Washington Post, it is already a felony for a private seller to sell a firearm to someone who “likely couldn’t pass a background check” due to a criminal record or a history of mental illness.

Who knows what non-existent gun problem Obama will set out to fix next? Maybe he’ll go after those AR-15 shotguns CNN claimed the Navy Yard shooter was armed with.

[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]

BREAKING: 29 DEAD, 168 wounded in twin bomb attack…

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SERIOUSLY? This could be the most INANE statement I've ever heard from the White House

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