Skip to comments.Gillibrand: New federal laws are needed to stop 'Iron Pipeline' of illegal guns
Posted on 08/21/2013 5:33:37 PM PDT by lowbridge
On April 17, the United States Senate turned its back on the families of Aurora, Newtown and the more than 30 people who die at the hands of gun violence every day when common-sense gun safety laws were filibustered by a minority of senators.
It was one of the most deeply disappointing days of my short time in the Senate. Families from coast to coast deserved better from this Congress.
Mondays announcement by Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly that a record haul of over 250 weapons were taken off the streets many of them straw-purchased and coming from states along the so called Iron Pipeline serves as a reminder that while Congress fails to act on a federal statute making gun trafficking a crime, criminal networks continue to brazenly act like its business as usual.
According to Bloomberg, 90% of the firearms used in gun crimes in New York City came from out of state in 2011, compared with 85% in 2009, and at least 90% of these guns are bought through the black market run by traffickers.
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They really go for the imagery.
Negative connotation on “pipelines” in general from the libtards.
How about the illegal immigrant pipelines pouring into this country, you flaming liberal assholes?!?! Doing the drunken driving killings, rapes, and murders civil American citizens just won’t do??
How about mandatory 50 years sentences for anyone caught with a stolen gun?
This will never happen because it would damage their core constituency of blacks.
Bloomingidiot, once upon a time all illegal alcohol and guns came from ED KENNEDY. Known bootlegger and gun runner.
But Hey! He was a KENNEDY! Doncha know.
Its how the Kennedy family made their fortune.
moron..tell Odungo to stop shipping arms to terrorist
Question : How many of these guns were taken from criminals.. ? Answer : All of them !
I spent a lifetime layin pipe. LOL
STEVIE RAY & JIMMY VAUGHAN “PIPELINE”
Lets imagine some different imagery.
Let’s see a graph of all shootings with pics of the known perps.
I’ll not say more. Awaiting pictures.
Then, we’ll diss guns...or perhaps culture.
And your proposed legislation makes all of us lawful citizens .. one word -> Victims !!
Enforce the laws that are already on the books !
On DU that would mean an entirely different thing.
In San Francisco, that’s about a million dead fags’ epitaphs.
Also, why are all the RATs suddenly using the phrase “common sense”. They have perverted it so that it no longer has any meaning. Hey, I answered my own question!!! (P.S. see the tag line).
Ask Holder about illegally funneling guns to criminals.
I’m sure it would.
Per DOJ stats, between 1976-2005, blacks comprised 12% of the US population yet accounted for 52.2% of all homicides in the nation.
Let’s delve deeper into these numbers.
Women make up about half of the black population, yet commit some, but not many murders. This means we can split the 12% by half.
Note that for the most part, black men in the 90’s do not commit murder. Nor do those black men in the 80’s, 70’s, 60’s. And neither do those from 1 to age 8 or so. So cut the 6% by half.
Approximately 3% of the US population accounts for about 50% of all homicides. And yet nobody speaks of it!
(BTW, it should be noted that I had several guns stolen years ago, and one recently turned up. Guess who had it and almost pulled it on the police? A black man)
How about we go back to pre-Civil War days and make it illegal for blacks to own or possess firearms? /s
They use the phrase “common sense” now because, like when they sarcastically mumble the Pledge of Allegiance and omit “under God”,
now only bigoted Christians and conservatives actually use the phrase “God-given common sense”.
Yeah, like that stopped Fast and Furious.
We already have hundreds of gun laws, Common sense and otherwise.
We already have laws against illegal aliens, and at lest 3 Amnesty bills.
Now if this Nitwit really wanted to do something he would see that all laws are obeyed-———by his Democrat plantation owners.
Once someone utters the words “common sense gun laws” I don’t read any further..................
Somebody needs to show a copy of the Bill of Rights to this dumb, commie *itch. Never mind. She’d probably just eat it or blow her snotty nose with it.
Transfering handguns across state lines without going thru a federally licensed dealer is already illegal. Do we need to make it more illegal?
Gillebrand denounces Eric Holder and Fast and Furious?
Gilly girl is smuckies lacky, shut your trap
Gilly girl is smuckies lacky, shut your trap
I would point out, though, that the idea that New York is as violent as it is because of laxity in gun laws in other states steps neatly around the fact that those other states with the "lax" gun laws don't seem to exhibit any such violence themselves. Clearly the problem is not "guns on the street" but "thugs on the street".
I agree with whoever recommended the unspeakable - if the New York papers want to deal with the issue honestly they'll post pictures of the perpetrators of gun-related crimes. The race agitators will scream bloody murder but in fact, we're talking about real bloody murder here and a whole generation of journalists who are afraid to print the truth lest they be called bad names. These are engaged in a desperate effort to project blame anywhere but at their own doorstep, and the notion that out-of-state gun dealers are responsible for the violence in New York is just another case of projection. The truth is that a carefully nurtured criminal class is doing its criminal work in a hothouse environment protected by political correctness. Federal laws aimed at other people are cowardice, not "common sense."
How hard was that to figure out?
I hope you meant “witch,” not “bitch.” A bitch is a female dog and dogs are wonderful, noble creatures. A witch, OTOH, is an evil female humanoid who’s made an illicit compact with Satan to gain supernatural powers. This vile individual is definitely a witch, not a bitch.
Kirsten has turned into a regular Ckuckie protégé.
So much for the “Blue Dog” Dem she sold herself to be from upstate NY. Another phony liar playing to the flaming liberals.
Good Post. BMKing
That would be the Ubama/Holder/BATFE Operation Fast and Furious.
250 weapons in a city with over a 500,000 felons won't be missed. Hey, me and ten of my hunting/shooting pals could double that number of guns and ...oh, I forgot about the boat sinking back in '08.
And the truth will set you free. Or buy one of your relatives an ambassadorship.
Travis, this needs your graphic!
“...more than 30 people who die at the hands of gun violence every day...”
A figure that likely includes suicides, and the demise of those who “needed killing” (an expression from Pudd’nhead Wilson, by Mark Twain), whose tales of violent criminal failure at the hands of good citizens are frequently posted here.
“This will never happen because it would damage their core constituency of blacks.”
And because we don’t have enough beds in our prisons to house the offenders if the cops really got busy in AA neighborhoods and had roundups. Blacks ARE the gun problem, but the government doesn’t want to make that fact clear to all.
“Also, why are all the RATs suddenly using the phrase common sense?”
Yeah, that’s the phrase that virtually every politician ( from both parties ) uses as a preamble to another assault on the Constitution in some form or another. In truth, most “voters” wouldn’t recognize a “common sense” anything if it bit them on the a$$!
The federal goobermint is the biggest culprit.
And federal laws don’t mean squat to them.
I prefer to call them undocumented guns.
Funny how they completely missed this fact. Ooops!
Why not New laws against assault, battery and murder ?
Stop the madness...
“90% of the firearms used in gun crimes in New York City came from out of state in 2011, compared with 85% in 2009”
Well, if, say, 90% (or 85%) of guns are manufactured in other states, what is the meaningfulness of this statistic? Other than to trick stupid and ignorant people into thinking it sounds really bad, that is.
Her "Stop Illegal Trafficing in Firearms Act" is nothing more than an attempt to turn the entire country into a crime riddled hell-hole, by making the relatively low crime areas in the country adopt the gun laws of the high crime areas, such as Chicago and Washington DC, rather than the other way around.
Disarm all the young Black Obama Sons that are responsible for 58% of Violent Crime in the Country and get back to me you Traitorous Witch.
I wasn’t aware that Gun Violence had “hands”.
How does that work again?
Just defund the DOJ. That will put a stop to 90% of the illegal gun trade into Mexico.