This segment about a Virginia gun show is so typical of the paranoia the NRA has stirred in people.
This gun show had so many buyers the ATM's ran out of money. And the reasons they gave were to be expected.
When Del Marsha was asked about what spurred her first-time gun purchase, she answered, "I think it's the possibility that our laws might change and we're not going to have that ability to protect ourselves."
Honey, a background check doesn't have anything to do with protecting yourself. No one is taking that gun you never felt the need to buy before away from you.
When Annette Elliott, President of the company that puts on these gun shows around the country, was asked what she thinks President wants to do, she answered, "I think the end game `for the President and a lot of Democrats is to confiscate them."
Said no Democrat or the President ever, Ms. Elliott. That's your paranoia talking right there.
When that one didn't fly with reporter Gary Tuchman, she moved on to the ISIS threat as the reason for the run on guns.
Tuchmann summed up the mood as one where everyone there had a deep distrust of the federal government. Gosh, I wonder why?
The end of the report highlights the loophole President Obama is trying to close. Right now, licensed gun dealers are required to run background checks, but private parties are not. One of the expanded rules in the President's executive action will change the definition of gun dealer to someone who might only sell a few guns every year, like the gentlemen at the end of the report. This determination will also apply to online gun sales.
Since someone who is interested in circumventing the law can currently do so by going to one of these private dealers and paying a bit of a premium for their gun, that seems like something that might actually catch some unlawful gun buyers in the act.