Where do criminals get guns?
Most shootings on America’s streets are committed by criminals who do not have a 2nd Amendment right to own guns, but obtain them through an illegal gun market.An “Iron Pipeline” of illegal gun trafficking arms criminals. Common ways felons obtain guns:
- The Internet, gun shows and other venues where individuals can legally sell guns without requiring the buyer to pass a criminal background checks
- A small percentage of federally licensed gun dealers who are negligent or corrupt
- Straw purchasers who buy guns on behalf of people who can’t pass background checks