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Ohio is top supplier of guns to other states

Published: Fri, June 21, 2013 @ 1:40 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gun-control advocates say less-restrictive laws in Ohio led to more than 1,600 weapons being used in crimes in three dozen other states last year.

Federal data released this week show that 1,601 guns legally bought in Ohio last year were linked to crimes such as robbery and murder in 36 other states.

Another 5,375 guns stayed in Ohio and were linked to crimes in 2012, according a story today in The Columbus Dispatch based on the data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The stats show Ohio also was a top contributor to gun-related crime in other states in 2011, with about 1,700 guns showing up in crimes in 38 other states.

New York was the leader in imported Ohio guns being used in crimes last year with 183, according to the ATF stats. Michigan was next at 154, followed by Florida at 152.


1philobeto(85 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

How come this author doesn't mention how many guns were bought over all in Ohio last year? Typical Gun Control advocates molding the stats to push their own liberal agenda. Just for the fun, if Ohioans bought 100,000 guns last year, which is probably a low ball number, then 1601 would represent 1% of guns purchased committed crimes last year. That is a low percentage! Plus GCA, fails to look at the positive side, manufacturing weapons and putting American people to work. For those states that are losing gun manufactures due to tougher restrictive gun control laws, Youngstown should woe and welcome them. Maybe someone should call Ryan and wake him up.

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2philobeto(85 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Wow! I figured 250,000 at most! That's a big .0039 percent! Thanks for the stats 123goz

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