ATF retrieving guns from disqualified buyers

During 2017, the FBI background check system processed 8.6 million gun transactions

The Wall Street Journal released a video earlier this week explaining why and when ATF agents are sent into the field to retrieve guns from buyers who did not pass background checks, possibly due to criminal records or having been committed for mental health care, but were allowed to make the purchase anyway because federal law allows gun dealers to complete transactions after three days -- even if the background check is not completed.

During 2017, the FBI background check system processed 8.6 million gun transactions and 310 thousand sales were allowed before the check was completed.

Watch the video: Armed and Dangerous: How the ATF Retrieves Guns From Banned Buyers - WSJ

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