The Government Accountability Office (GAO) decided to conduct a study in which it's agents posed as prohibited persons and attempted to buy a gun on the Internet. In a shocking discovery, they realized that no one would sell to them.

Via National Review:

A few days before Christmas, the Government Accountability Office publicly released the results of an audit it had conducted at the request of three congressional Democrats.

The point, I imagine, was to show that the Internet makes it super-easy to buy a gun illegally and have it mailed to you.

It’s hilarious how badly the gambit failed — 72 attempts netted zero guns — but one must admit that the GAO’s little experiment proves basically nothing of any importance to the gun debate.

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