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  •  Kossack Kirsten Gillibrand wrote about this bill.. (1+ / 0-)

    ..last month announcing its arrival.

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand @ Daily Kos

    In 2009, I authored and first introduced The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act in the U.S. Senate which I will be re-introducing again this month. This important bill would empower local, state, and federal law enforcement to investigate and prosecute gun traffickers and their entire criminal networks, while protecting responsible, law-abiding gun owners.

    By going after corrupt gun dealers, establishing strong penalties and making gun trafficking a federal crime for the very first time -- from the person who buys the gun from the dealer, to the person illegally selling the gun out of the trunk of a car, to the kingpin that organizes the entire network - we can stem the flow of illegal guns that are coming into our city neighborhoods and cities around the country on a daily basis via criminal gun trafficking rings.

    Senator Schumer and I have urged Vice President Biden to include The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act in his task force's final list of recommendations, as well as Senator Schumer's Fix Gun Checks Act to ensure that those with criminal records are denied access to guns. I also support other common sense reforms, such as banning assault weapons and the high-capacity clips used to devastating effect in mass shootings that have become all to common in our country.

    She doesn't specifically mention the Tiahrt amendment but how can one run down straw purchsers/trafficers eg. without access to The National Tracing Center (NTC) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the authority (and the funding)

    Maybe this is a draft with more pieces to follow?

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