Table 1

Frequency of illegal and other adverse events and of reactions to them, by retail establishment type

Event/reactionRetail establishment typep Value
AllDealerPawnbroker
N (%)N (%)N (%)
Events
Attempted straw purchase, past year
 ≥Monthly58 (9.9)31 (8.2)27 (12.9)<0.0001
 >1 or 282 (13.9)37 (9.8)45 (21.4)
 1 or 2256 (43.5)164 (43.3)92 (43.8)
 0193 (32.8)147 (38.8)46 (21.9)
Attempted undocumented purchase, past year
 ≥Monthly62 (10.5)28 (7.4)34 (16.2)<0.0001
 >1 or 242 (7.1)27 (7.1)15 (7.1)
 1 or 2146 (24.8)81 (21.4)65 (31.0)
 0339 (57.6)243 (64.1)96 (45.7)
Theft of firearms, past 5 years
 Yes148 (25.6)74 (19.8)74 (36.1)<0.0001
 No431 (74.4)300 (80.2)131 (63.9)
Reactions, past year
Refused to complete a sale
 ≥Monthly46 (7.8)27 (7.1)19 (9.1)<0.0001
 >1 or 292 (15.7)43 (11.4)49 (23.4)
 1 or 2249 (42.4)153 (40.5)96 (45.9)
 0200 (34.1)155 (41.0)45 (21.5)
Notified law enforcement or ATF
 ≥Monthly7 (1.2)5 (1.3)2 (1.0)0.06
 >1 or 221 (3.6)8 (2.1)13 (6.2)
 1 or 2145 (24.8)90 (23.9)55 (26.3)
 0413 (70.5)274 (72.7)139 (66.5)
Gave another retailer a ‘heads up’
 ≥Monthly12 (2.0)7 (1.8)5 (2.4)0.14
 >1 or 222 (3.7)14 (3.7)8 (3.8)
 1 or 2135 (22.9)76 (20.0)59 (28.1)
 0421 (71.4)283 (74.5)138 (65.7)
  • ATF, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.