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Where Criminals Get Their Guns – Or, Why Universal Background Checks Won’t Stop Crime

February 11 2013
by Dan Cannon
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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.

Dan Cannon

Dan Cannon

Founder & Editor at GunsSaveLives.net
Dan has combined his background in technology with his passion for shooting and personal rights to create one of the most read Second Amendment news websites online. Dan holds a B.Sc. degree in Information Technology and Criminology. His articles are also syndicated in The Daily Caller's "Guns and Gear" Section.

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