How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws

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  1. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I found this interesting article from the New York Times about how gun traffickers get guns into states with strict gun laws.
    It's quite unsurprising that guns flow from the states with lax gun laws to the ones with tighter ones, but I did find this part interesting.

    It looks like increased background checks and permits work to cut down the number of criminals getting guns, however due to the ability to move guns easily across state lines state laws don't work so well. It also looks like most of the guns are coming from within the US so perhaps some national legislation would work better than state level.
     
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    State laws don't work so well for a few reasons, not the least of which is the government's "look the other way" hypocritical stance depending on who's doing the transporting, who the guns are intended for, and what they're to be used for.

    Big Government is an awfully horrid place when it comes to enforcing any laws uniformly. A wonderful place for selective enforcement, and an even better place for the high and mighty narcissistic power brokers to amass huge sums of cash that fatten the clintons, pelosi's, reids, and other federal bandito's.
     
  3. Praxis91 macrumors regular

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    We're never going to register them. :p
     
  4. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    The state governments are doing as good of a job as they can to enforce their laws, it's the federal government that is responsible for interstate commerce that needs to do something to stop it.
     
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  6. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yep, lets just keep digging more graves.
     

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