A Smaller ‘Private Sale’ Loophole Suggests We’re Closer to Universal Background Checks Than We Thought
The old 40 percent estimate came from a research paper I co-authored. Here’s why I think the new number is good news for reform advocates.
The Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter was one of several recent high-profile gunmen who suffered from psychiatric issues but did not meet the high bar for a firearms ban.
Research updating a 23-year-old estimate indicates loophole may be shrinking, though many online sales remain unregulated
Nearly Half of Americans Are Now Covered By Universal Gun Background Checks, But Giant Loopholes Remain
Private transactions, exceedingly slow reviews, and laws that don’t recognize the threat from abusers all pose steep challenges to keeping firearms away from people who can’t legally possess them.
The same loophole allowed the Charleston shooter to purchase the weapon he used to kill nine worshippers last year.
Answers to your pressing questions on firearm background checks, potentially violent extremists, and the so-called terror gap.
A New Hampshire shooting brings the mental health reporting debate to the state's gubernatorial campaign.
The decline follows predictions that an epic boom in firearms sales may finally be slowing.
50 Felons Are Blocked From Buying Guns, and the Debate Over Universal Background Checks Flares Up Again
Both sides in the contentious Washington state background check fight say that their position is vindicated by newly reported FBI data.
February was the third busiest month on record for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.