Criminals know about this loophole, and they exploit it every day. Thousands of people who are barred from legally purchasing guns have been flocking to the internet to evade background checks and buy guns. Research by Everytown has shown that just one online gun marketplace — Armslist.com — transfers an estimated 25,000 guns to criminals each year. And in some states, the share of people seeking guns online who are prohibited from buying them is as high as one in ten.

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Felon Seeks Firearm, No Strings Attached

The online marketplace for guns is vast — and growing. Each year, millions of people connect through online ads to buy and sell firearms.

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Reports Online Gun Sales January 29, 2016

The Wild Wild Web

Invisible to most Nevadans, an unregulated commerce in firearms continues. And it’s facilitated by the same digital platforms driving the state's economic boom.
Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends January 14, 2016

Research on Gun Violence in Nevada

Everytown's independent research on gun violence in the state illuminates the gaps in the system that make it too easy for dangerous people to get guns, and highlights the solutions that will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Reports Online Gun Sales November 12, 2015

Business As Usual

A regulation that clarifies the “engaged in the business” standard would clarify for gun sellers whether they need to get a federal firearms license — and consequently comply with all dealer regulations and conduct background checks. And it would put teeth into the federal statute that law enforcement use to prosecute gun traffickers and high-volume sellers who feed the criminal market.
Maps Background Checks June 8, 2015

Licensed Gun Dealers in Colorado

98.1% of Colorado residents live within 10 miles of a federally licensed gun dealer capable of running a background check. Find the dealer nearest to you using the searchable map below.

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Maps Background Checks June 8, 2015

Licensed Gun Dealers in Oregon

94.6% of Oregon residents live within 10 miles of a federally licensed gun dealer capable of running a background check. Find the dealer nearest to you using the searchable map below.

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