According to a report from The Washington Free Beacon federal agents posing as criminals were unable to purchase legal firearms from legitimate online marketplaces. They were unable to by the guns despite 72 different attempts.
The guns were attempted to be purchased between the days of July 2015 and November 2017. The purchases were requested by Congress and executed by the Government Accountability Office.
Here is the breakdown
29 sellers - refused the sale after being asked to illegally ship the gun.
27 sellers - refused after finding out the buyer was prohibited from buying firearms.
11 sellers -Attempted to scam the investigators out of more money but never sold the firearm.
5 sellers - shutdown the investigators' accounts to purchase due to suspicious activity
The agency was able to purchase illegal weapons (AR-15 and Uzi) from a Dark Web seller. The Government Accountability Office said it forwarded information about the-illegal sales to law enforcement agencies.
Read the Full report from the Washington Free Beacon.
The Mike Broomhead Show talks about the report on the Podcast. Listen below.