Posted July 6, 2022 12:09 pm by Comments

By Lee Williams

by Lee WilliamsFive Democratic Senators recently sent ominous letters to United Parcel Service and 27 other carriers, blaming them for escalating violent crime rates.“We are concerned that lax shipping security measures are contributing to the epidemic of gun violence in this country by allowing criminals to use stolen firearms to commit crimes,” the letters each state.They were signed by Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).In their letters, the Senators peppered the shippers with 20 questions and document requests, including:The number of firearms the carriers have shipped during the last five years.Policies the carriers have in place to secure firearm shipments and prevent loss and theft.How the carriers define firearms.Whether imitation firearms, frames, receivers, ammunition, and silencers are included in this definition.Records the firms keep and maintain about lost or stolen shipments.Records the firms keep and maintain regarding packages containing firearms.The letters were sent May 19 to UPS, FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service and trucking and rail carriers located in the United States and Canada.UPS targeting homemade gun parts In a story published last week, we revealed UPS is terminating the accounts of some dealers, and that packages currently

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