King Mayor Bloomberg has been funding so-called “string” operations where he attempts to demonstrate how easy it is for criminals to purchase guns. Bloomberg’s agents find private sellers, claim they can’t pass a background check, and then try to purchase the firearm. The problem of course is the seller has committed a felony act but selling to somebody he or she can be reasonably sure is a felon. Thus the acts being performed are already illegal yet Bloomberg wants yet more laws on the books to make this more illegal.
Well Oklahoma appears to be sick of Bloomberg’s shit and are looking to pass legislation (it only awaits the governor’s signature) making such operations illegal. The bill is SB 856, the Fraudulent Firearms Purchase Prevention Act. It already passed both the House and Senate unanimously so it’s likely to get the required governor’s signature.
I think this paragraph sums up the problem with Bloomberg’s actions:
SB 856 would protect lawful firearm retailers from illegal gun sting operations such as those by Bloomberg who has sent hired agents into other states to attempt illegal firearm purchases in an effort to blame federally licensed firearm retailers for gun crime in New York City and around the country.
Bloomberg is trying to blame the violent crime problem of New York on everybody besides the criminals of New York. Although New York has draconian gun laws Bloomberg is claiming all the illegal guns (which due to New York laws is most guns) come from other states and therefore those states need to pass stronger gun control laws even though they don’t have any problem with crime. I guess we’re supposed to believe that Minnesota has a low violent crime rate because all of our guns are flowing to New York to fuel their violence. Somehow I doubt that’s the problem.