Virginia gun show arrests undercut Obama demand for tighter restrictions

The rate of denied purchases was less than 1 percent last year.

“The percentages are small because bad guys who know they’ll be denied a firearm don’t get their guns from gun shows,” said Erich Pratt, a spokesman for the group Gun Owners of America….

But Mr. Pratt said the reasons for denials are varied and that some names could end up on the list of those forbidden from buying firearms for questionable reasons.

For example, he said, a 21-year-old daughter could get a domestic violence charge if she threw a set of keys at her mother in front of a police officer, and people disqualified for mental health reasons can include military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

“As liberals like Obama and [Virginia Gov. Terry] McAuliffe dump more and more names into NICS, more and more of those entries will result from ambiguous or even innocent actions,” he said.

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