Impact of the Brady Background Checks
Since the Brady law went into effect on February 28, 1994, background checks have stopped more than 2.1 million gun sales to prohibited purchasers including convicted felons, domestic abusers, fugitives from justice, and other dangerous individuals.
The human cost of guns sold without background checks
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. Read more about the victims of the background checks loopholes.
Next logical step: expanding background checks to all sales
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.