Gun Trafficking

The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Gillibrand: Gun Trafficking, Sequester, and More

Thursday, March 07, 2013

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) talks about her proposed legislation to combat gun trafficking and other issues.


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Guns in America: Gun Trafficking

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, talks about gun trafficking and how concerns about gun violence in urban areas like NYC are different from elsewhere. Plus: the role of the Glock in urban areas.

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NY Senators Recommend Gun Control Measures to Veep

Sunday, January 06, 2013


As Vice President Joe Biden considers recommendations to curb gun violence, New York's two U.S. Senators are weighing in.

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Lack of Leadership, Influence of Gun Lobby Hamper ATF Gun Efforts

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The government agency charged with regulating the gun trade continues to lack a leader, despite the rash of recent shootings in the country. 

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Try the Morgue: An Inside Look at the World of Arms Trafficking

Friday, October 19, 2012

Since the '80s, Eva Maria Staal (not her real name) has sold weapons in Chechnya, Pakistan, China and beyond. Her work, while legal, frequently brought her in close contact with all kinds of underworld figures — from drug dealers to child and sex traffickers. Her debut novel “Try the Morgue,” draws on these experiences. 

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Opinion: Fast and Furious - and Eric Holder's Mistake - is Deadly Serious

Friday, June 29, 2012

Who still cares that the U.S. government sold guns to Mexican gangs? I care.

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Repealing Virginia's One-Gun-A-Month Law

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Virginia's state legislature recently voted to repeal a 1993 law capping handgun purchases at one-per-month. The law was designed to help curb interstate gun trafficking along what was known as the "iron pipeline" — the corridor along I-95 from the south to the northeast. In 1991, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had found that 40 percent of guns found at crime scenes in New York had been purchased in Virginia. Two decades later, opponents of the law say that it's become obsolete.

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