Nation Dec 03

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions.

Polls show Americans overwhelmingly support background checks for gun purchases and “red flag” laws that take guns away from people deemed at risk of harming themselves or others. But what are authorities actually checking? And which “red flags” can cost…