I received a frantic phone call from a dear friend that I have worked with for years advocating for reform to Virginia's lax gun laws. Have you heard the horrible news?”
Since the Brady law went into effect on February 28, 1994, background checks have stopped more than 2.6 million gun sales to prohibited purchasers including convicted felons, domestic abusers, fugitives from justice, and other dangerous individuals.
Millions of guns are sold every year in “no questions asked” transactions. Experts estimate that 40 percent of guns now sold in America are done so without a Brady background check.
It’s time for Congress to finish the job and expand Brady background checks to stop criminals and other dangerous people from getting guns in America. Check out what Congress is doing to expand Brady background checks.
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If you agree with the 91 percent of Americans who think it’s crazy that so many gun sales are exempted from background checks, then we need your help. Tell Congress to Finish The Job, and expand the Brady background checks to stop criminals and other dangerous people from getting guns in America.