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FACT CHECK: ‘Almost 50% Of Gun Sales Do Not Happen Through Federally Licensed Dealers’ (164 hits)

FACT CHECK: ‘Almost 50% Of Gun Sales Do Not Happen Through Federally Licensed Dealers’
By David Sivak -- The Daily Caller

Democratic Congressman Seth Moulton claimed Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that “almost 50 percent of gun sales do not happen through federally licensed dealers.”

Verdict: False

Current research shows that a large majority of guns are sold through federally licensed dealers.

Fact Check:

By federal law, all gun dealers must obtain a license in order to sell firearms. There’s also a “secondary market” of unlicensed hobbyists who infrequently sell guns on the internet and elsewhere, and only 16 states regulate the private sale of these firearms.

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Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Friday, October 13th 2017 at 8:55AM
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