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FOX 5 Washington D.C. Headlines

Majority of guns used by criminals bought on black market, study shows

As the gun control debate continues to rage, a survey released this month by the Department of Justice (DOJ) showed that armed criminals' primary source for guns is, by far, the black market.

Based on the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates (SPI), about 1 in 5 - 21 percent - of all state and federal prisoners reported they had "possessed or carried a firearm when they committed the offense for which they were serving time in prison."

According to the study, an estimated 287,400 prisoners has possessed a firearm during their offense. … More

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