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New MAIG Report Shows People With Criminal Records Seeking to Illegally Buy Guns Through Online Sales

By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

A new report shows that many people already banned by existing federal law from purchasing guns are using online sales to evade background checks and acquire guns illegally. There are no federal background check requirements to prevent such online sales, and many people who would be discouraged by background checks at gun dealers are taking advantage of this online private sale loophole.…

Current Oregon law also does not require background checks for these online sales.