Bipartisan bill would punish gun trafficking
March 5th, 2013
07:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Bipartisan bill would punish gun trafficking

Washington (CNN) - A new bill would make it harder for Mexican drug cartels to get their hands on guns sold in the United States and would punish those buying firearms or ammunition for criminals, according to senators from both parties, who proposed the legislation.

It would also stem the flow of guns purchased legally in one state from getting into the hands of people in other states where they are not legally allowed to own them, according to a statement issued Monday by Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont who is one of the bill's authors.

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