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On Wednesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed CNN's Poppy Harlow to the program to discuss her exclusive interviews with two men on opposite sides of the illegal gun trade in the United States. One was involved in illegal gun trafficking for years and later became a confidential informant. The other, ATF agent Jeff Boshek, spoke about the ease for a criminal to acquire a gun.
"We wanted to hear firsthand from someone who is involved on a daily basis in the gun trade who has been a middleman, getting these guns from point A to point B. And we found that man," said Harlow about the informant.
During her interview Harlow asked the informant, "Do you think that America, the government, is losing its war on guns?" To which the informant responded. "Yes."
"If a criminal wants a gun, there's people there that supply them everywhere," explained the informant. "So they can obtain a gun anytime."
"We enforce the laws that are on the books," said Boshek when Harlow asked him about inefficiencies and loopholes in gun control.
"I think that the numbers are out there, the amount of agents that we have," said Boshek. "We don't have many agents. We have just over 2,000 special agents that cover the entire country."
Watch the clips and listen to the interviews as Boshek explains that the reason why criminals are not afraid of the ATF is because "we are so few and far between out there."
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