It's not illegal to buy a gun from a private individual and no background check is required.<quoted text>Sources of Guns Used in Crimes FBI Report
March 20, 2009 by Aaron
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According to the 1997 Survey of State Prison Inmates, among those possessing a gun, the source of the gun was from
■a flea market or gun show for fewer than 2%
■a retail store or pawnshop for about 12%
■family, friends, a street buy, or an illegal source for 80%
In other words, it aint legal purchases from firearms dealers in legal shops or gun shows that criminals use.
After 1996, less than 10% of nonfatal violent crimes involved firearms.
Only 2% of prison inmates used a military-style semiautomatic gun.
That's kinda the problem.