Missing Guns: Lost and Dangerous | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Missing Guns: Lost and Dangerous

Guns that leave dealers without background checks enter the illegal market with a high value to criminals because they cannot be traced. Corrupt gun dealers who choose to profit from the criminal market by selling guns in illegal, off-the-book sales frequently claim that those firearms were lost or stolen when ATF inspections find that guns listed in dealers' inventories are actually missing from the shop.

This report concludes that every day that goes by without basic controls on gun dealer inventories is another day that an average of 56 guns flow out of gun shops without background checks or records of sale, endangering our families and our communities.

Read the full report Missing Guns.