Record number of illegal gun sales stopped by background checks last year: FBI records

'We know about a quarter of all guns in this country every single year are sold without a background check, right? There are all these loopholes in our system that they're able to get through,' Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts says.

6/25/2021 2:03:00 AM

'We know about a quarter of all guns in this country every single year are sold without a background check, right? There are all these loopholes in our system that they're able to get through,' Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts says.

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, talks with Rachel Maddow about new FBI records obtained by Everytown for Gun Safety that shows a record number of gun sales blocked by background checks last year, and how President Biden's announcement of stricter enforcement of gun sale laws, including background checks, will help advance the cause of gun safety.

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300 million guns on the streets ,we’re not going to let you have them Guns & butter was the cry during the American revolution. Now we have more guns than ppl, but we can't eat a firearm. Gun violence is as American as cherry pie. George Washington cut down the cherry tree never told a lie Somebody lied when they said, 'Guns don't kill people!'