The favorite lie propagated by gun nuts is that people like Schmidt buy their weapons on “the black market” apparently from gun salesmen who work on street corners and out of the trunks of their car. I push them on that. Really? They buy guns on the black market and not just at a gun show? Where do you find these guys selling guns on the street? Not at pawn shops, that’s for sure. Do you walk around city streets and just ask people at random? Do they hang out in front of gas stations? How do you know the shady character selling guns on the street isn’t an undercover cop?
The truth is people like Schmidt know they can just walk into a gun show, plop down cash and buy whatever gun they want, no questions asked. Occham’s razor. The simplest explanation is most likely the correct one.