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Polls Background Checks July 30, 2014

2014 National Survey of Women Voters' Attitudes Toward Gun Violence Prevention

In July 2014, Purple Insights conducted a nationwide survey of women voters on behalf of Everytown, with an oversample of Republican/Independent voters.
Polls Background Checks October 20, 2012

2012 Frank Luntz National Poll of Gun Owners and NRA Members

by Mayors Against Illegal Guns

In the summer of 2012, polling conducted by conservative pollster Frank Luntz on behalf of Mayors Against Illegal Guns shows that NRA members and gun owners overwhelmingly support a variety of laws designed to keep guns away from dangerous people, including requiring background checks for all gun sales.
Videos Online Gun Sales December 14, 2011

Online Gun Sale Investigation Videos

by Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the City of New York

These videos accompanied the release of the City of New York's investigation of online gun sales. The report uncovered the extent of the online gun market, and this original footage shows how private sellers advertising guns online react when investigators say "I probably couldn't pass a background check."

Also featured in:  Background Checks  

Videos Background Checks October 6, 2009

Gun Show Undercover Investigation Videos

by Mayors Against Illegal Guns

In 2009, the City of New York conducted a multi-state investigation of gun shows to expose the threat posed by the “gun show loophole,” a term often used to describe the fact that federal law allows private sellers to sell firearms without background checks or record keeping. This loophole is closely associated with gun shows because they’re the largest and most central marketplaces for private sellers to connect with purchasers who are trying to avoid detection.  

How President Obama's Executive Action Will Crack Down on Gun Traffickers

President Obama has taken an executive action that will help keep unlicensed gun sellers from fueling the black market. This executive action will clarify the rules around which gun sellers are required to get a dealer license and conduct background checks.

Also featured in:  Background Checks