VIDEO- AZ Gun Show Undercover: Glock 9mm, 33-round extended magazine sold, no background check, no questions


At a gun show in Phoenix , Arizona on January 23, 2011, an undercover investigator bought a Glock 9mm similar to the one used by the shooter in Tucson 15 days before and three 33-round extended magazines, no questions, no background check.

(The video the email refers to is the one posted above)

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For criminals, drug abusers and other dangerous people, buying a gun without a background check is far too easy.

Just two weeks after the Tucson shootings, the City of New York sent undercover investigators to a gun show in nearby Phoenix, Arizona where they filmed three gun purchases -- all with no questions asked.

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Federal law prohibits certain categories of dangerous people from owning guns, and licensed dealers can easily screen buyers with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).   But the system is easily evaded, especially in so-called "private sales" made at hundreds of gun shows around the country every year.

The Gun Show Loophole is how investigators bought a Glock 9mm and three 33-round high-capacity magazines -- just like those used by Jared Loughner -- without undergoing a background check.

In fact, investigators were able to buy two more handguns, even after informing the sellers they “probably couldn’t pass a background check.”  That’s not just outrageous, it’s an illegal sale.

It’s time for Congress to step up and fix these deadly flaws in our gun laws.  The background check system must include all the names of prohibited purchasers, and the loopholes that let criminals evade background checks must be closed immediately. [...]

The fatal flaws in America’s background check system have been exposed at Columbine, Virginia Tech, and now in Tucson.  Let's do what it takes to stop these tragic shootings.

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns

  • Jsohn4976

    Welcome to the real world people. There laws for thou how want to be legal and the rest is for those how do not. We all state what we know that dont mean it always right. Weather it right or wrong money talk bulls;'? walk that why they are bad people. A legal person pay 400 or plus dallor for this gun a criminal or a illegal person pay 150 for it. Plus a legal gun hold is suppose to know the law as far as transfer and register of a gun in there state.And the person you had bought the gun they want to be legal they should have said well I need this paper for my state. If not they know they were commit a crime. Like I said MONEY TALKS hello.

  • No, Kev, we are faulting the ease with which people can get guns illegally,
    and the large capacity magazines. You completely missed the point of this

  • KEV

    Everyone calling for stricter gun laws in light of the tragedy in Tucson, may I offer this little tidbit: If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat! Remember: Hold the person accountable for their actions, not the means they chose to utilize!!

  • These series of tragic shootings, I think, cannot be blamed to the easy access for guns in the market. Guns are use more often for protection that to cause harm. Gun possession also deters criminal activities when they are fully aware that their potential victim has the capacity to fight back. There must be a more pressing issue that is embedded in our social fabric - values formation at home.

  • If this is true, this shall be a cause of alarm. How can gun sellers be so irresponsible?