Mon., September 27, 2010 2:55pm (EDT)

Georgia Top Exporter Of Guns
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
(GPB file photo)
(GPB file photo)
A report released today says a large number of guns sold in Georgia are crossing state lines and are being used to commit crimes.

The group Mayors Against Illegal Guns says Georgia, along with Mississippi, Alaska, and Alabama is one of the top exporters of guns used in crimes across state lines. The group used data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The report blames weak gun laws.

Jerry Henry is with the gun’s right’s group, Georgia Carry dot org. He says stricter laws would hurt rightful gun ownership.

“You’re not going to stop a criminal from getting a gun. You’re not going to stop them from murder. We’ve got laws against murder but yet we have a high murder rate.”

Seven Georgia mayors in Metropolitan areas are members of the group headed up by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Last year New York lost a battle with other states over gun trafficking.