Where Criminals Get Their Guns – Or, Why Universal Background Checks Won’t Stop Crime
According to an article put out today by TheDailyCaller.com, a study originally done by the Justice Department in 1997 and revised in 2002 found that less than 9% of guns in crimes were obtained through a licensed dealer.
Almost 80% were stolen or borrowed from family members, bought illegally on the street from other criminals or obtained in some other illegal way.
Only 8.3% bought their guns from licensed dealers and another 3.8% bought their guns from a pawn shop.
It can be presumed that those who can pass a background check will buy their guns legally, those who cannot will continue to get them illegally with no regard for what current gun laws are on the books.
Further evidence that universal background checks are just another tax and infringement on the rights of law abiding citizens who purchase their firearms legally.