How Many Guns Slip Through Background Check Loopholes?
To answer that question, we need to know how many are sold with a background check, and that statistic doesn't really exist.By Stephanie Liebergen | August 10, 2016
Background checks for gun buyers are a hot political topic, and proponents of expanding them often cite a loophole at gun shows and online.
So how many guns are we talking about? No one really knows.
The Brady Campaign estimates 40 percent of all gun sales are completed without a background check, but that statistic is based on a survey released in 1997 and there's no way to know whether that percentage holds true today.