Schumer advocates for new laws to stop gun trafficking

NEW YORK – United States Senator Charles Schumer is pushing for new federal gun regulations to restrict the flow of stolen and illegally-trafficked guns from state to state.

Schumer announced on Wednesday a proposal to crackdown on the “Iron Pipeline,” a term given to illicit gun-trafficking. He is urging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to implement a new strategy to hone in on the pipeline.

There’s a great deal of concern particularly in southern states, where he argues lax gun laws make it easier for gun runners to bring illegal firearms into New York City, said Schumer.

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