Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the indictment of nine people in connection with the alleged trafficking of 87 guns that, officials say, were purchased by a man in Georgia over the course of eight months and used to fire at police in New York and as props in amateur rap videos.

The announcement follows a renewed push by the Justice Department’s gun trafficking “strike force” to address the flow of illegal guns from Southern states, where gun laws are less strict, to big cities where street violence is on the rise.

NEW YORK — Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the indictment of nine people in connection with the alleged trafficking of 87 guns that, officials say, were purchased by a man in Georgia over the course of eight months and used to fire at police in New York and as […]

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