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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 10:44 AM
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Study: Gun Shows Main Source Of Guns Used In Crime
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Source: CBS

Sep 2, 2009 6:53 am US/Pacific
Study: Gun Shows Main Source Of Guns Used In Crime
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DAVIS, Calif. (CBS13) ―

Assault weapon offered for 'private sale' at a gun show in Jacksonville, Florida. The buyer will not have to go through a background check or fillout a Firearms Transaction Record unless the seller happens to also be a licensed retailer.

A new report from UC Davis researchers finds that American gun shows are the leading source of guns used in crimes, not just in the United States, but Mexico and Canada as well.

The undercover study by UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program is called "What Goes On When Everybody Thinks Nobody Is Looking". The report includes hundreds of hidden-camera photographs and video taken from 78 gun shows in 19 states.

The report shows the two-thirds of gun sales at gun shows are through licensed vendors. The others are sold through unlicensed vendors or private gun show attendees, who do not have to do background checks or file any paperwork. The study state that 85% of recovered crime guns have gone through at least one private party transaction following their initial sale by a licensed retailer.

Hidden camera pictures in the report show dozens of private party or unlicensed gun purchases where no identification is requested or shown.

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