Why gun control would never work. Look at how small a percent of guns used in crimes are acquired through legal means. The data actually says the background check system does a good job of preventing criminals from legally buying a gun.
It also says the gun show loophole that is a favorite democrat talking point isn’t much of a contributor. All the gun control rhetoric does nothing to address criminal illegals obtaining guns which is how the vast majority of them are getting them today.
About 21% of state and 20% of federal prisoners said they possessed a gun during their ofense, while 79% of state and 80% of federal prisoners did not.
About 29% of state and 36% of federal prisoners serving time for a violent ofense possessed a gun during the ofense.
About 1.3% of prisoners obtained a gun from a retail source and used it during their ofense.
Handguns were the most common type of frearm possessed by state and federal prisoners (18% each); 11% of all prisoners used a handgun.
Among prisoners who possessed a gun during their ofense, 90% did not obtain it from a retail source.
Among prisoners who possessed a frearm during their ofense, 0.8% obtained it at a gun show.
About 1 in 5 state and federal prisoners who possessed a frearm during their ofense obtained it with the intent to use it during the crime.
Among state prisoners who possessed a gun during their ofense, 27% killed someone with it, another 12% injured someone, 7% fred the gun but did not injure anyone, and 54% did not fre it.
State prisoners with no military service were more likely to possess a gun during their ofense (21%) than prisoners who had served in the military (16%).