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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Senators craft bill on gun trafficking

WASHINGTON — Gun trafficking and the straw purchasing of firearms would become federal crimes under bipartisan legislation disclosed by five senators Monday.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said the bill would establish tough penalties for those who buy a firearm or ammunition with the intent of transferring it to someone else. The measure would also make it a crime to smuggle firearms out of the United States.

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