Five Things to Know About Crime Guns, Gun Trafficking, and Background Checks


This report by Everytown outlines five things to know about crime guns, gun trafficking, and background checks. To understand the movement of guns recovered in connection with crimes—referred to as “crime guns”—Everytown analyzed gun trace data from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over the five-year period from 2016 to 2020.

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