At the close of the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference, a group known as the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence held a press conference to push for “expanded background checks.”
From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Currently, only buyers who purchase firearms at gun shops are subjected to background checks, while the 40 percent of buyers who purchase their guns privately, including online and at gun shows, are not, said Baltimore Chief Jim Johnson, chairman of the partnership.”
Chief Jim Johnson is no stranger to gun control as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year pushing for more gun control. But these guys need to stop using the discredited talking points of the gun ban lobby.
If only the media assembled at yesterday’s press event at the Philadelphia Convention Center had pointed out the fallacy of IACP’s numbers.