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Mayors Against Illegal Guns report on online gun sales. The investigation found nearly a third of online gun postings are made by high-volume dealers operating against the law. (credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

Bloomberg Gun Group Calls For Crackdown On Online Gun Sales Loophole

Nearly one-third of gun ads on ArmsList.com were posted by high-volume sellers who do not possess the mandatory federal firearms license. They use the “private sale loophole,” which does not require a background check, Bloomberg said Thursday.

12/12/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov/murphy.senate.gov)

Conn. Lawmakers Propose Measure To Strengthen Penalty For Gun Trafficking

Background checks are required for those who buy guns, but the senators have proposed harsher restrictions on so-called straw purchases, which skirt the rules.

03/04/2013