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Trading in Death: Profile of a Rogue Gun Dealer

Trading In Death profiles rogue gun dealer Trader Sports of San Leandro, California, at one time the second largest supplier of crime guns of any retailer in the nation. In 2005, 447 crime guns were traced to Trader Sports. Law enforcement has also repeatedly cited the store for major violations of federal law, including failing to account for at least 1,723 guns reported as acquired by the dealer but missing from its inventory with no record of sale.

Trader Sports' federal firearms license was revoked in 2006, although the shop unsuccessfully challenged this license revocation in the courts. Trader Sports also encouraged Congress to enact gun lobby-backed legislation that could allow the dealer to continue operating, despite revocation of its license, through years of litigation.

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