The gun industry lacks transparency.
That’s why Brady, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, fought for and released these gun store inspection records — the most comprehensive set ever made public.
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The gun industry has a responsibility to keep Americans safe from gun violence. Yet there is no transparency into which gun stores are violating our public safety laws and whether law enforcement is doing anything about it.
That’s why Brady, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, is exposing never-before-released records that identify gun stores cited for breaking the law.
Now, the American public will no longer be kept in the dark about businesses that contribute to gun violence in their communities — and whether federal authorities are failing to hold them accountable.
Brady spent years filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and fighting in court to secure these federal inspection reports.
The data represents remedial actions taken by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) against gun stores cited for violating the law. This website will be regularly updated as we continue to obtain additional documents.
You can browse these records — the most comprehensive ever made available — and find cited violations among gun stores in your community and across the country.
What you’ll learn is how certain gun stores seriously violate the law and how gun-industry-backed policies — combined with lax ATF enforcement — allow these businesses to continue transferring, manufacturing, and/or importing guns.
The ATF inspects only a small percentage of gun stores each year and revokes a store's federal firearms license in less than 1% of all inspections. But America needs an effective system that ensures dangerous sellers are held accountable for threatening our safety.
We invite you to explore these records and join Brady in taking action, not sides, to create a safer America free of gun violence.