US Deploys Teams to 5 Cities in Crackdown on Illegal Gun Sales


WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Strike-force teams in five US cities that serve as key markets for illegal gun sales will lead a nationwide crackdown on gun trafficking, the Justice Department said in a release on Thursday.

“These strike forces enable sustained coordination across multiple jurisdictions to help disrupt the worst gun trafficking corridors,” US Attorney General Merrick Garland said in the release.

The strike forces will collaborate with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and with state and local law enforcement partners in the five cities where shootings have become an everyday occurrence, the release added.

In addition, the teams will coordinate with law enforcement in areas of the country where illegally trafficked guns originate, according to the release.


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