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Charlotte, NC - Eddie Smith has four sons, and over the years, he has preached to them about gun safety. Now that his boys are grown, and old enough to buy guys
he preaches something else.

"Purchase guns from responsible people, and make sure you know where they came from, and that they haven’t been used in any criminal activity,” Smith said.

Licensed gun retailers like Donald Ingram of Carolina Sporting Arms always make sure whoever is buying a gun, has a clean record. There's a nationwide crackdown on the sale of guns on social media websites like Facebook and Craigslist. According to police, many people selling guns on those sites aren’t doing background checks. Giving anyone the opportunity to buy a gun.

But investigators say you’re taking a big risk, because that gun could be stolen or may have used in criminal activity.

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