Study Shows Criminals Buy Guns
On The Street To Avoid Gun
Shows And Internet Sales

By staffwriter10 - Published October 21st, 2016

A new study confirms that most criminals who use guns do not buy them legally. The University of Chicago Crime Lab conducted the survey and interviewed inmates in the Cook County jail (Chicago, Illinois). The study focused on where the inmates obtained their guns by asking only inmates facing gun charges or whose criminal background involved gun crimes.

Inmates said they would get their guns through connections on the streets as opposed to going through legal channels such as gun shows or the Internet. Harold Pollack, the crime lab co director said, "Some of the pathways [regarding guns] people are concerned about don't seem so dominant. Very few inmates indicated using gun shows or the internet. Rather, they get the guns in undetectable ways on the street. The inmates know they run the risk of being caught by police but 'were less concerned about getting caught by the cops than being put in the position of not having a gun to defend themselves and then getting shot.' "

Most of the inmates that participated in this study said they prefer handguns for both illegal activities and for personal protection. Most also admit to getting rid of their guns after about one year to protect themselves from being convicted of a crime that was committed using the illegally purchased weapon.... ......

This is some degree of confirmation regarding what many suspect - meaning that 'gun control' aimed at good people will hardly ever affect the criminal groups. They will in perpetuity be always armed.

We apologize again for yesterday's article error - a note follows --

"Careful as we try to be, this one got past me. I take responsibility for passing this to our webmaster without sufficient fact checking.It seems that the "Boston Tribune" is a hoax site.
More disturbingly, it shows how some people are willing to prey upon the emotions of those of us who take self-defense seriously. That is the more disturbing aspect of this hoax.
My apologies to all on the JPFO list - I will be more vigilant in checking my facts before hitting 'send.' "

Charles Heller
Communications Coordinator, JPFO

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