Bipartisan bill would punish gun trafficking
March 5th, 2013
07:10 AM ET
10 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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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Sen. Coburn, I think it was, objects to the part requiring record keeping on gun purchases. Well, if you do not keep any records of any kind anywhere, then how else do you get illegal gun trafficking under control? How would you even know if a weapon was illegally obtained? You don't.

    March 5, 2013 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  2. Anonymous

    JOIN the NRA

    March 5, 2013 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Surely they many laws against trafficking guns have we had? Hw many actually got enforced????/

    More "feel good" legislation, that means NOTHING!

    March 5, 2013 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  4. Name saw

    If the govt wouldnt give guns to the cartels in the first place,there wouldnt BE a problem with them getting them.

    March 5, 2013 09:00 am at 9:00 am |