About one-fifth of gun buyers don’t get background checks
Reuters - 01/06/2017
About one in five gun owners in the U.S. said they purchased a firearm in the previous two years without undergoing a background check, according to a new study.
The result, from a 2015 survey, is an improvement, according to lead author Dr. Matthew Miller, of Northeastern University in Boston. A similar study conducted in 1994 suggested about two in five gun owners bought firearms without being vetted.