Schumer: ‘NRA an extreme fringe group’

Chuckles says the NRA is an extreme fringe group. I think they represent my interests, as a gun owner, just fine.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sat down with HuffPost Live Friday, where he made a noteworthy statement about the rapidly-growing National Rifle Association.

Responding to interviewer Alicia Menendez’s question about whether Schumer’s colleagues are “willing to admit” that the NRA is a “fringe group,” the senator responded: “Well they sure are a fringe group, but whether enough of my colleagues are ready to admit that, I’m not sure.”

He continued: “They are a very extreme group.  They don’t even represent average gun holders.”

The two proceeded to discuss certain gun control measures and Schumer’s intention to “push hard” to get them passed.

The Huffington Post summarizes:

The New York Democrat [said] […]:

“Now 40 percent of the guns that are sold in America have no check, even felons can get them,” Schumer said. “If we can plug that up, that would be great.”

Schumer told HuffPost Live he would like to see the number of bullets in a clip limited and assault weapons banned as well, but that he thinks universal background checks will probably be the easiest measure to pass through the House and the one that would have the most impact.

While I am willing to acquiesce that our current BG check system is hopelessly flawed and allows those who may be felons to purchase weapons from unsuspecting buyers, I am throwing a BS flag on that 40% figure. He pulled that number, wholecloth, from his arse. Have any of you ever reported the private sale of an unregistered firearm to anyone other than your friends or family? I didn’t think so.  There is absolutely zero probability that his figure of 40% is anything more than a happy guess. Moron.

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9 Responses to Schumer: ‘NRA an extreme fringe group’

  1. James says:

    No legislation. No compromise.
    These are not honorable people.
    These shitty people cannot be trusted.
    All the restrictions you don’t want will be in there, and the bill will be ushered in at last minute with no one reading it.

  2. Rockheim says:

    40% is the number thrown around about gun show sales. It’s been universally stated ad nauseum by the left.
    Now they never sourced where that number comes from. Nor what it means. And since they refuse to it’s difficult to refute it.

    That said here’s how I BELIEVE it all shakes out and the fallacy is laid..

    Statement – 40% of firearm purchases occur at gun shows. I don’t know that I believe that number or that it is that high.. But I’m willing to accept it for arguments sake.

    Statement – Gun sales between private individuals require no background check. True. So far I’m with you.

    Fallacious construct and leap of logic – Since private sellers attend and operate at gun shows, and since 40% of all firearm sales are at gun shows it follows that 40% of all firearm sales are done without background checks.

    Now, as anyone with a brain and who has attended a gun show knows that is a bullshit statement. Gun dealers, gun shops, and businesses outnumber “private sellers” 20 to 1 at any gun show I’ve been to. And all of those businesses require background checks, which are done at the shows.
    And for all the “private” sellers with booths.. I can count on 1 hand the number of firearms I’ve seen that I would trust to fire and even fewer that I’d purchase. The vast bulk of “private sellers” are flea market vendors. Selling bits, pieces, obscure components for older rifles, questionable brass, used surplus gear, holsters, cases, etc.

    I wholly reject the notion that 40% of all sales are through gun shows and done without background checks. And I wish, just once, someone would call their asses on it.

    • notamobster says:

      I didn’t go into detail, but I believe I (and you) just did…

      I’ve only been to one gun show. I know that any FFL dealer is required to perform BG checks regardless of location so they are utterly full of cow flop.

  3. notamobster says:

    Hey Rock, Have you ever considered writing for The Revo?

  4. PhoneGuy says:

    It is absolutely hilarious that anyone with the level of professional and personal ethics as Chuck Schumer would attempt to take the high road on any discussion. In his personal campaign to make the country safe from the evil NRA, he does pull statistics out of the air forgetting that 80% of quoted statistics are made up 62% of the time by 78% of the people quoted them 57% of the time.

    If he wants to be taken seriously, he needs to use the verbiage that MSM folks use by stating “Fact” before each statement they make. This means that what they said is indisputable.

    What a world…

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    I read somewhere that 40% of “used” guns are sold without a background check. That is a small subset of all guns sold.

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    100 percent of criminal guns will be acquired without a background check no matter what dumb ass law they pass.

  7. Bill says:

    John Lott who wrote an interesting analytical book on guns, “More Guns, Less Crime” discussed the 40% issue with Mark Levin on his radio show: