But he said his buddies in the Tennessee Firearms Association are irritated by his one-man campaign to close the so-called “gun show loophole,” which he claims allows murderers and thieves to buy stolen guns.Well, a gun show might be Bob's first choice of places to illegally arm himself, but that would seem to put him among the tiny minority of the illegally armed:
“If I was going to buy an illegal gun, I’d go to a gun show and buy it,” said Pope, a towering man perched on an old-fashioned wing chair in the formal living room of his Hermitage home near the Wilson County line.
Purchased from a retail store 8.3 percentBack to the article about Bob. Here's the unintentional honesty:
Purchased at a pawn shop 3.8
Purchased at a flea market 1.0
Purchased in a gun show 0.7
Obtained from friends or family 39.6
Got on the street/illegal source 39.2
“I started doing gun shows in 1983, sold out in 2008,” Pope said.Whether or not the actual date was in 2008, he "sold out," alright.