How easy is it to buy a firearm from a complete stranger without a background check? In an analysis of internet gun sales in 10 states from a single website during the months of June and July, Third Way found more than 15,000 guns -- onethirdof which were semi-automatics -- available for sale without background checks at any given moment. In 2,000 web ads in these states, buyers were intentionally seeking private sellers where background checks are specifically exempt from federal law.
This report focuses on online sales in the 10 states where Senators were initially targeted but failed to support bipartisan legislation to close this virtual loophole.
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Title: The Virtual Loophole: A Survey of Online Gun Sales
Publication date 2013-08-01
Publication Year 2013
, Sarah Trumble
The Third Way
North America / United States (Northeastern) / New Hampshire
, North America / United States (Southern) / Georgia
, North America / United States (Southern) / Tennessee
, North America / United States (Southwestern) / Arizona
, North America / United States (Southwestern) / Nevada
, North America / United States (Western) / Alaska
, North America / United States (Midwestern) / Ohio
, North America / United States (Southern) / Arkansas
, North America / United States (Midwestern) / North Dakota
, North America / United States (Western) / Montana
, private sales
, seeking to buy
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