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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/25/2006 11:26:05 PM EDT
I keep hearing about how my state is trying to put tougher laws on gun trafficking and stiffer punishments for the felons that traffic them.

Here is what I don't understand. How do these guys get all these guns in the first place? Do they come from states with easier gun laws? Are they comming from Mexico? Straw purchases?
I have heard Florida is a easy place to pick up a handgun if you are a trafficker. Just how easy is it? Go in and show your fake ID easy?

Why can't they stop these guys at the source?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:28:13 PM EDT
Usually stolen, or large straw sales made by crooked dealers. That was my experience as an LEO.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:28:36 PM EDT
Go watch "Lord of War"
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:29:29 PM EDT
Also-most gangs don't make their money seling guns-they make it with drugs. Guns are just ancillary to the core business.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:30:38 PM EDT
Looking for a career change?

They probably buy them from foriegn concerns, or mafia affiliates. *shrug*
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:33:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pieceofstink:
Usually stolen, or large straw sales made by crooked dealers.

- Same here. Dont always large straw purchaes though
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