By Tom Knighton
Did you know that the problems the state of New Jersey is having with gun-related crime are none of New Jersey’s fault? Not a one.
No, it seems that New Jersey’s tough anti-gun laws that take away rights from law-abiding people while doing nothing to stop actual criminals are just fine. It’s all the states that don’t buy into that line of bovine excrement that are to blame.
At least, that’s what some in New Jersey seem to think.
Three of every four traceable guns recovered by authorities in New Jersey are purchased in states with weaker gun laws.
That’s according to an analysis by The Record and NorthJersey.com of federal firearms trace data and a gun-law score card published by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
The firearms trace data were compiled by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, between 2012 and 2016. The figures include guns used in crimes or found by authorities but not tied to specific crimes.
Some 40 percent of the firearms successfully traced during that period came to New Jersey via the so-called Iron Pipeline, made up of Southern states along the I-95 corridor …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms