Where do criminals get guns?

Most shootings on America’s streets are committed by criminals who do not have a 2nd Amendment right to own guns, but obtain them through an illegal gun market.

An “Iron Pipeline” of illegal gun trafficking arms criminals. Common ways felons obtain guns:
  • The Internet, gun shows and other venues where individuals can legally sell guns without requiring the buyer to pass a criminal background checks
  • A small percentage of federally licensed gun dealers who are negligent or corrupt
  • Straw purchasers who buy guns on behalf of people who can't pass background checks

Most people have no idea the “Iron Pipeline” exists - or that we can take steps to shut it down...

Through education and advocacy, LIPSTICK empowers citizens to stop the flow of guns to criminals and reduce gun violence.

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