gunrunning gunrunning

Definition(s):

  • (n) the smuggling of guns and ammunition into a country secretly and illegally

Usage(s):

  1. The UWSA is now diversifying into gunrunning while also expanding operations geographically into Laos, the Chinese province of Yunnan and the turbulent states of northeast India.
  2. As if to concede that point, Congress inserted $74 million into the Mrida plan to combat the gunrunning.
  3. He then was convicted in a series of sensational trials for gunrunning, selling 20 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to Libya and conspiring to murder two of his prosecutors.

News

  1. Arms-dealing dentist and the sports-agent hitman plot: the role players in the FBI's Leland Yee takedown

    The FBI corruption and gunrunning sting that ensnared a state senator, a supposedly reformed mobster and their political operatives also swept up nearly two dozen others whose ties shed unusual light on the expanse of a criminal enterprise emanating far beyond San Francisco's Chinatown.
    on March 28, 2014     Source: Contra Costa Times

  2. Leland Yee arrest: Wide web of suspects, crimes illustrates expanse of rackets

    The FBI corruption and gunrunning sting that ensnared a state senator, a supposedly reformed mobster and their political operatives also swept up nearly two dozen others whose ties shed unusual light on the expanse of a criminal enterprise emanating far beyond San Francisco's Chinatown.
    on March 28, 2014     Source: Contra Costa Times

  3. Calif. state Dem Leland Yee, anti-gun crusader, arraigned for gunrunning

    A California Democratic state senator with a reputation for clamping down on Second Amendment freedoms was arrested and arraigned on a range of federal charges late Wednesday — among them, for alleged gunrunning. The local CBS affiliate, KPIX 5 in San Francisco, reported that Mr. Yee was a huge gun ...
    on March 27, 2014     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  • "I did everything I could as governor to be certain that we did have a change from Virginia being the No. 1 gunrunning state in the nation," said Wilder, who won passage of a law limiting handgun purchases to one per month in 1993, the final...
    on Nov 2, 2005 By: L Douglas Wilder Source: WAVY-TV

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