Online Gun Sale Investigation Videos

by Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the City of New York

December 14, 2011

These videos accompanied the release of the City of New York’s online gun sale investigation. 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.”

It is a federal felony to sell a handgun to someone younger than 18. In this video, a seller in Gallipolis, Ohio advertising a gun on agrees to sell to an investigator who says he is 17 years old.