The second, related, piece of legislation that I’d like to see passed is a federal anti-trafficking bill. Sen. Gillibrand recently introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime to traffic guns; it’s shocking that this isn’t already a federal crime. Just the other week, a man was indicted for running guns from Georgia to NYC, and even our local prosecutors are calling for a federal anti-trafficking statute so they can charge them with a federal crime.

Source: The People in Your Neighborhood: Dumbo Mom Demands Action for Gun Sense | Brooklyn Heights Blog

That is the quote from Jaime Pessin (pictured left), honcho for the New York chapter of Moms Demand.

Now, I am confused. I thought 18 U.S. Code 922 covered pretty much illegal transactions with firearms at interstate trafficking level and even local. I don’t expect that some mommy in NY knows about this particular federal law, specially since she gets her talking points from Bloomberg and Co. but Senator Gillibrand should be able to ask one of her assistants and check to see if that particular line of bullcrap is real or not.

Unless, of course, we are moving goalposts again and “trafficking” is a cute way to target interstate transactions among private individuals via places like Gun Broker. We know that the Opposition gets all moist in the nether regions about the “unlicensed dealers” (private citizens) selling their guns to other “unlicensed dealers” across the nation, even though such transactions have to go through a Federal Firearms License holder. They would love to have that stopped in its tracks not because those transactions are tied to any criminality, but because they represent freedom.

We are going to have to keep an eye on this one.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “Wait….what? No Federal Gun Trafficking Laws?”
  1. Domestic is covered, and if I’m not mistaken it would seem like foreign trafficking is covered by ITAR.

  2. Every gun I lost in that tragic boating accident was trafficked in interstate commerce – seeing as how there are no gun manufacturers in my state. Pretty sure there was something more powerful than laws against running a red light involved in all that trafficking.

    You don’t need Gun Broker or the like to buy guns right off the internet – Bud’s and CDNN seem to continue doing a thriving business even though the Mommies seem unaware of them.

    What this country needs (besides a good five cent cigar) is a law criminalizing the conspiracy to cause injury to others because of repeated face palms/head banging. That or one that says you have to have someone hold your hand and walk you across the street until your IQ reaches the average summertime temperature – that ought to keep the Mommies at home.

    stay safe.

  3. I could be pursuaded to support stricter gun trafficking laws if they were actually used to prosecute the individuals responsible for running Operation Fast and Furious, the largest gun trafficking incident in my lifetime, which has killed more innocent people(many if not most of them being those precious Mexicans the left are always so worried about) and done more damage to our relationship with our southern neighbors than any number of walls ever could.

    1. That is what I was thinking. No new gun laws until those in the BATFE are prosecuted for their arms trafficking. Until then, citizens should be left alone. Since the POTUS invoked executive privilege then that means he was aware of all of Fast and Furious and should likewise be indicted.

  4. “What this country needs (besides a good five cent cigar) is a law criminalizing the conspiracy to cause injury to others because of repeated face palms/head banging”

    Almost blew coffee through my nose at that….

    But, this is typical of your average gun control advocate. Yesterday never happened. The thousands of national debates on gun control they lost, never happened. And, existing laws do not exist.

    If they were to acknowledge that, they would have nothing to say. Not a single thing.

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