Half of gun dealers report it’s too easy for criminals to get guns

The first study to survey owners and senior executives of federally licensed firearms dealers and pawnbrokers, published online in the Journal of Urban Health,   found that 54.9 % believed that “it is too easy for criminals to get guns in this country. Garen Wintemute, director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, and author of the study  said that these groups  are “valuable sources of information on retail commerce in firearms, links between legal and illegal gun sales, and policies designed to prevent the firearms that they sell from being used in crimes.”