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  •  Senators Mark Kirk and Kirsten Gillibrand (2+ / 0-)
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    gosoxataboy, Soldier Scholar

    introduced a bill about three weeks ago to make gun trafficking a federal crime. Sen. Gillibrand posted a diary about it.

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      I'm all in!  I thought it had been part of VP Biden's package but, upon closer reading, it really wasn't.  Thanks for pointing me to SEN Gillibrand's bill.

      This could evolve into another variation on the ever-vexing states rights issue: What legal/political recourse do states have to prevent other states from enabling/facilitating crimes within their borders?  I'm pretty certain (again, please correct me) we've established that states can sue each other for neglecting  to regulate environmental pollutants affecting a neighboring state.  Wouldn't it follow that there'd be a similar remedy for a state that fails to control advanced, lethal weaponry flowing out of its borders?

      Lawyers?  Law students?  You've got to be here.

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