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  • 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.

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