Story on illegal guns
It's in the Florida Times-Union. Sounds a little as if the reporter wanted to write an anti-gun story, but came up with no material. The murderer who talked said he got his guns by stealing them from a railroad car. Police tried some "stings" at gun shows and gun dealerships and came up empty, confirming their belief that illegal guns were coming from burglaries. The sheriff has a copy of the Second Amendment on his wall. The main beef is that prosecutors aren't anxious to find out the sources of illegal guns as part of a plea bargain or confession.
I've always wondered how many guns are stolen "in transit". Just as truckloads of name-brand electronics "disappear", so too can firearms. On a smaller scale, packages shipped via USPS, UPS, and FedEx disappear as well.
Posted by: Alcibiades at January 17, 2007 01:35 PM
Yea, crackheads and gangsters do this for a living in NYC.
Posted by: Rich at January 19, 2007 11:22 AM