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Virginia is Still the Go-to State for Criminals Shopping for Illegal Guns
Submitted by: David Williamson
Website: http://libertyparkpress.com

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Virginia's status as the go-to state for criminals shopping for illegal guns has been reaffirmed once again. An investigation by Post reporters painstakingly chronicled the swift and terrible path of destruction wrought by one gun sold in Virginia on the streets of the District. Within a week of its purchase from a Manassas gun shop, the Glock 17 (serial number CME244) was used in a firefight in Southwest. It then changed hands several times. The sobering tally: a dozen criminal acts in a dozen weeks.
 

Comment by: xqqme (11/20/2017)
Evidently, the author hasn't examined the geography of the area, or the psychology of criminals who, by their very nature, prefer to do things the "easy way". Proximity, a willingness to break multiple laws, and a profit motive all would lead those who would unlawfully import firearms into the District of Columbia to 1) go to the closest location where one can lawfully buy a firearm, 2) engage in criminal straw purchases, and 3) get rid of the "hot" firearm as soon as possible after using it in one crime. The result is as described in the article: guns tracked to their first "legal" purchase in Virginia, and illegally transferred many times once found in D.C by law enforcement. Go figure.
 

Comment by: xqqme (11/20/2017)
Evidently, the author hasn't examined the geography of the area, or the psychology of criminals who, by their very nature, prefer to do things the "easy way". Proximity, a willingness to break multiple laws, and a profit motive all would lead those who would unlawfully import firearms into the District of Columbia to 1) go to the closest location where one can lawfully buy a firearm, 2) engage in criminal straw purchases, and 3) get rid of the "hot" firearm as soon as possible after using it in one crime. The result is as described in the article: guns tracked to their first "legal" purchase in Virginia, and illegally transferred many times once found in D.C by law enforcement. Go figure.
 

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