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Black Friday Opens Busiest Season For Gun Purchases

More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

11/28/2014

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Study: Gun Background Checks’ Biggest Loophole Online, Not Gun Shows

An analysis of online gun sales in 10 states over the past two months finds that 15,000 guns – one-third of which were semi-automatic – were being sold without background checks at any given time.

08/05/2013

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Report: Virginia Gun-Related Crimes Fall as Firearms Sales Rise

A new report finds that gun-related crimes are falling in Virginia as the number of firearms sold rise.

08/05/2013

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