• gun trafficking July 22, 2021 7:29 pm

    Garland Vows Crackdown on Gun Trafficking as Violence Surges

    Attorney General Merrick Garland is vowing that the Justice Department will crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence

  • gun violence June 23, 2021 6:46 pm

    Biden Announces Strategy to Crack Down on Gun Violence

    After speaking with gun safety experts, state and local leaders on Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced his five-part strategy to curb the spike in gun violence, including bolstering background check protocols, investing in community violence interventions and cracking down on gun dealers who skirt gun laws. “If you willfully sell a gun to someone who’s prohibited from possessing it, if...

  • Crime and Courts November 12, 2020 4:25 pm

    MTA Subway Conductor Part of Ring Indicted on Gun Trafficking Charges, DA Says

    Four men, including an MTA subway conductor, were indicted for allegedly trafficking guns from South Carolina and Virginia and then transported on the Iron Pipeline, destined to be sold in Brooklyn, the borough’s district attorney announced Thursday. Montoun Hart, 49, of Brownsville, Brooklyn; Vernal Douglas, 49, of Flatlands, Brooklyn; Christopher Hodges, 31, of Walterboro, South Carolina; and Ira Jones, 42,…

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