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Gun violence seems too ubiquitous to tackle
Interstate firearms trafficking flourishes, in part, because states regulate firearm sales differently and there is no federal limitation on the number of guns that an individual may purchase at any one time.
More than half a million firearms are stolen each year in the United States and more than half of stolen firearms are handguns, many of which are subsequently sold illegally.
Solution: Start with "bad egg" gun dealers
According to ATF, one percent of federally licensed firearms dealers are responsible for selling almost 60 percent of the guns that are found at crime scenes and traced to dealers. A more stringent policing of "bad egg" gun dealers for violations of existing gun laws may be effective in significantly reducing gun violence without a lengthy political battle in Washington.