What happens when someone who’s not supposed to have a gun lies about their background and illegally tries to buy one? In much of the country, not much.
In Washington state, FBI records show that between January and August 2016, nearly 4,000 would-be gun buyers failed a federal background check.
This story was reported in collaboration with NBC affiliate KING 5 television in Seattle
This segment aired on January 4, 2017.
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