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NYC Probe of Web Gun Sales Finds 62% Would Break the Law

A New York City-sponsored investigation of 125 individual gun sellers found that 62 percent would agree to commit felonies by selling the weapons on the Internet to people who said they wouldn’t legally qualify as purchasers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today.

The city hired Kroll Inc., a New York-based international consulting company specializing in security, at a cost of about $290,000 to conduct what Bloomberg described as the first nationwide investigation of Internet gun sales.