New York Spotlights Alleged Illegal Gun Sales

NYPD video of online sales of weapons.
1:56 | 12/14/11

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Kind of wild west of illegal gun sales under assault a New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is leading the charge crack down on dealers. Who sell billions of dollars of weapons online. Even to people who say they could not pass a background check. ABC's senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas has the video and the still -- of how authorities secretly moved in. -- you're watching what police say is illegal gun sales. Yeah the illicit trade are all set up on line. A world where rules required in licensed gun stores may not be -- -- -- paperwork Texas. In this undercover sting investigators shop on ten web sites were potential buyers could choose from 25000. Listings. In states with the NYPD said good laws are easily sidestepped. What they found -- nearly two thirds of the time 62%. Internet gun dealers -- to sell a firearm to a buyer who said he probably could not pass a background check. My background -- Gartner. Dot com Ers record -- -- our comparison. -- -- -- The police chief in May are angry that -- city is a wash in guns illegally -- from other states. A tremendous led them to push for national change in gun laws the report says there's been a massive increase in online sales in the past fifteen years. One of the guys -- in Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. Was allegedly purchased on line. This is just got to stop this carnage the -- they are headed documented history of mental illness and is always buying and wounding him and it is like mine toaster. -- the process is exactly the same. Mayor Bloomberg says every web site should require gun buyers and sellers to provide identification before -- can go through. -- thinks that could help reduce the bloodshed. Pierre Thomas ABC news.

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