https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-fbi-idUSKBN26622A

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(Reuters) - A surge in people buying guns since the coronavirus pandemic began has flooded the FBI’s background check system, causing a spike in the number of delayed checks and allowing gun sales to proceed without them, FBI data disclosed on Tuesday showed. FILE PHOTO: A member of the U.S. Congress wears a "Background Checks Save Lives" sticker during a news conference announcing the introduction of "bipartisan legislation to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo. Gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety obtained FBI data through a Freedom of Information Act request. There has been a 54% increase in the number of background checks that were delayed past three days in the March through July period, as compared with the same time last year, the data shows... Full story

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