GAO bought guns on the dark web just to see how easy it is

Fedscoop: Most Government Accountability Office reports present a wealth of information, but relatively few involve undercover agents and semiautomatic rifles.

Few — but not none.

Over the course of the past two and a half years, at the request of Congress, GAO agents went undercover and bought an AR-15 rifle and an Uzi submachine gun on the dark web.

In the resulting report publicly released Dec. 21, GAO explains that this exercise was an attempt to “assess the extent to which [the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] is enforcing existing laws and investigate whether online private sellers sell firearms to people who are not allowed or eligible to possess a firearm.”

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