Investigation Shows How Criminals Exploit the Background Check Loophole

The Burlington Free Press broke the news of a recent investigation that discovered that in Vermont 1 in 24 people trying to buy guns from unlicensed online sales are dangerous individuals who'd be denied by a criminal background check at a gun dealer.

A number of news outlets both in state and across the country have now picked up the story. Here are a selection of VT news sources on this story.

Independent Investigation Finds Prohibited Persons Buying Guns in Vermont Online (Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Jan 22, 2015)

Study: Online Markets Lead To Illegal Gun Sales in Vermont (VPR, Jan 21, 2015)

VT Sting: Prohibited Persons Buying Guns Online (Burlington Free Press, Jan 20, 2015)