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June 11, 2019

Black Market Accounts for Two Out of Three Federal Weapons Prosecutions: Report
By TCR Staff

Two out of every three weapons prosecutions filed in the U.S. district court during the first seven months of 2019 resulted from the “unlawful shipment, transfer, receipt, or possession of a firearm by a felon,”according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). TRAC’s analysis also suggests that the current rate of indicates a projected 11 percent increase in such prosecutions during Fiscal Year 2019. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Justice, TRAC counted 6,562 weapons prosecutions between October 1 and April 30—also representing an increase of nearly 69 percent over the same period five years ago.

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