Gun sales in the United States have soared in recent years. According to statistics compiled by the FBI, background checks for gun purchases jumped to nearly 13 million last year, up from 8.9 million in 2005.
This year the FBI is on pace to process a record 16 million background checks for gun purchases. Most of the sales are to law-abiding citizens. But criminals are in the market, too, say experts.
Some of the methods the criminals use to illegally obtain guns are surprising, including...Full Story