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But muh iron pipeline

It’s often asserted by the anti-gun side that guns used in crimes in states with strict gun control mostly come from out of state. In fact, the anti-gunners made up the term “iron pipeline” to refer to this. Turns out:

ATF finds nearly half of guns traced last year in Maryland were bought locally

5 Responses to “But muh iron pipeline”

  1. Oldwindways Says:

    I wonder what the story is with the >31% of firearms that the ATF was unable to trace to a point of sale. That seems like a pretty big deal if you are planning to draw any conclusions from the trace data.

  2. JTC Says:

    So what do they call it when guns used in Florida crimes flowed in from Maryland?

  3. dustydog Says:

    Baltimore Sun has no credibility. A story without a link to a credible source is useless. A half-second google search pulls up the source for the story. https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/undefined/2016tracestatsmarylandpdf/download and maybe file:///C:/Andy/2nd%20amendment/ATF-Maryland%202017.pdf

    Read that, and now you have news! For both 2016 and 2017, crime guns were traced to Washington DC. A city where the only source of crime guns are feds and police. How many federal firearms were used in Maryland crimes? They are careful not to say.

  4. dustydog Says:

    Second link should be https://www.atf.gov/docs/undefined/mdwebsite17183900pdf/download

  5. Lyle Says:

    “Nearly all” can mean “more than half”, which apparently is the case. Let’s not get too excited.

    “Nearly all” the opium comes into the U.S. from outside too. That of course has nothing to do with its availability.