DOJ Study Shows That A “Gun-Show Loophole” Doesn’t Exist

Official Communication by Marion P. Hammer
Unified Sportsmen of Florida Executive Director
NRA Past President

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DOJ Study Shows That A “Gun-Show Loophole” Doesn’t Exist

Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- It has now been over a year since the DOJ issued a press release and the Report on where criminals acquire their crime guns. Clearly, the Report did not fit the narrative that the media wanted to promote — or you would have read or heard about it sooner. It’s now time for you to see it, use it and share it with those who need to know the facts.

Be aware: the so-called “gun show loophole” is just another manufactured anti-gun fraud. There is NO GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE. PERIOD.

In 2016 The U.S. Department of Justice conducted a study of prison inmates. Included in that study was the collection of data to show where prisoners get the guns they used in the commission of crimes. The DOJ Press Release explains how the study was conducted. The Pie Chart of DOJ Data distills the information and makes the results more clear. The full DOJ Report gives more detail.

THE BOTTOM LINE:

Gun Shows accounted for 0.8% of firearms acquired by criminals, while Underground/Street purchases accounted for 43.2%

Simply put, LESS THAN 1% of crime guns were purchased at gun shows while almost half of all guns used in crimes were purchased illegally from the underground/street black market.

Click Here for the DOJ Press Release

BJS RELEASES SOURCE AND USE OF FIREARMS INVOLVED IN CRIMES: SURVEY OF PRISON INMATES, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016, which presents statistics that describe firearm possession of state and federal prisoners who were serving a sentence in 2016. This report describes—

•Firearm possession during the crime for which prisoners were serving time and by type of offense
•How the firearm was used during the crime•Type of firearms possessed
•Methods, sources, and processes of obtaining firearms

Findings are based on BJS’s 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates (SPI), formerly known as the Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities. The SPI self-reported data were collected through face-to-face interviews with a national sample of state and federal prisoners.

TITLE: Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016 (NCJ 251776)

AUTHORS: Mariel Alper and Lauren Glaze

WHERE:www.bjs.gov

The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Jeffrey H. Anderson is the director. The Office of Justice Programs, led by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matt M. Dummermuth, provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

Click Here for the Pie Chart of DOJ DATA

Click Here for the DOJ Report on Crime Guns

  • https://www.nraila.org/media/2838/doj-press-release-on-firearms-use.pdf
  • https://www.nraila.org/media/2839/doj-data-pie-chart.pdf
  • https://www.nraila.org/media/2840/doj-report-on-firearms-use.pdf

Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016


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StWayne
StWayne
1 year ago

“Just do something!” demands the mob after every mass shooting incident. What to do when these criminals aren’t obeying those laws, already in play? Simple: you take your frustrations out on the next best thing: the law-abiding gun owner because that, at least, will make you feel better about yourself. After all, it’s not the criminal who’s at fault here, but those who like guns because without them, and those damn guns, we would live in a utopia where even North Korea, would want to lay down its arms. The problem with thinking like this is that we live in… Read more »

Batch
Batch
1 year ago

Or to be more precise: criminals buying guns from private sellers, without a back-ground check, are <1%. So small the DOJ report says it doesn't bother to give anything it's own category if it's less than 1%.

Universal Background check laws are more about appeasing mob mentality about what they think will work. Not what is actually effective in influencing criminal behavior.

Rock
Rock
1 year ago

I go to many gun shows, etc… Have been befuddled buy this “supposed” (Dem/lib claimed) gun show loophole, I have’t seen it used at a gun show yet. I have never seen, had or been given factual knowledge of weapons sales being done without back ground checks AND included paperwork…

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 year ago
Reply to  Rock

In my state, Virginia, private sales of firearms are legal anywhere firearms are “allowed”, including gun shows. I always see people walking around the show floors with for sale signs. Someone told me he has sold a couple of firearms at gun shows that way. However, I have never seen a private sale occurring at any of the, too numerous to count, gun shows I have attended.

JDC
JDC
1 year ago

There have been other studies by LEO that says even guns purchased through legal sources were by-in-large obtained through straw purchasers..i..e. a girlfriend or wife, cousin or brother .purchases a gun for someone who is ineligible to buy, have, or use a firearm.

Vanns40
Vanns40
1 year ago
Reply to  JDC

Please cite those studies and the numbers. We’ll wait…..