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Isn’t Gun Trafficking Already Illegal?




( -- We’re a little hazy on how the so-called Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
helps in any way. Isn't everything described in the CNN article below already illegal? So what's the point?
From a report on
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.
If voted into law, the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013, would slap anyone caught purchasing a firearm or ammunition with the intent of illegally transferring it to someone else with jail time and a large fine.
It comes down particularly hard on those who supply weapons to offenders who use them to commit violent crimes or drug trafficking offenses, according to the bill's authors. It also makes use of existing law to make smuggling guns out of the country a criminal offense.
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