Shady Dealings | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Shady Dealings

This report reveals the ways that licensed gun dealers enable gun traffickers to acquire guns for the illegal market. They engage in large-volume sales of handguns, sales to the same buyer over and over, sales to straw purchasers, repeated sales of the same model gun, and sales to traffickers at gun shows.

Simple indicators make it obvious that these sales fuel the criminal gun market, but certain gun dealers choose to profit instead of act responsibly. While the gun traffickers in the cases featured in the report were prosecuted, the gun dealers were not.

Read the full report Shady Dealings.