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Gun Dealer Code of Conduct


The Gun Dealer Code of Conduct is a tool to highlight responsible firearms dealers and acknowledge the important role that responsible dealers play in gun violence prevention.

It recognizes the role of firearms dealers in protecting the public from gun violence while providing firearms to law-abiding, responsible citizens who wish to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.

The Code is intended to prevent access of firearms to people who should not have them by encouraging firearms dealers to adopt responsible business practices and take reasonable measures to prevent straw purchasers, firearms traffickers, prohibited purchasers, and other dangerous people from acquiring firearms.

The Code is designed to address the foreseeable dangers that may arise when firearms dealers engage in negligent business practices that enable dangerous people access to guns used to injure and kill innocent people, and it sets forth the appropriate minimum standards to prevent such gun violence.


CODE OF CONDUCT LEGISLATION

While Brady's Code of Conduct is a voluntary tool to encourage firearm dealers to adopt responsible business practices, The Firearm Retailer Code of Conduct Act, introduced by Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), would establish basic business practices and certification requirements for gun dealers and their employees that are intended to curb the diversion of firearms into the illegal market. Making these provisions law, provides needed incentives to gun dealers.