Lake County, Indiana Sheriff John Buncich doesn't understand Indiana firearms law and he's hostile to your rights. He sure does appear to like Chicago law, though, which might explain why he asked -- no, demanded -- Lake County Commissioners bar private sales at local gun shows. They refused; it's a moot discussion anyway, as that's not a power local governments even have in this state. So far, gun shows are doing better than ever up there.
It seems Sheriff Buncich -- a lifelong Democrat -- picked up his strange notions at a big "summit" put on by Cook County Illinois Sheriff Tom Dart, who finds gun shows a lot easier to blame for Chicago violence than that city's gangs (among other things, people at gun shows aren't nearly so dangerous to infiltrate).
Anti-rights bigotry: it oozes over borders, aided by ambitious, ignorant politicians. Hey, Sheriff Buncich, try to remember which side of the border you're on -- and what the laws are in this state. Oh, and you might want to control actual illegal gun sales by members of your department before you complain about legal sales by other citizens.
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