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March 7th, 2013
03:05 PM ET

Poppy Harlow on illegal gun trafficking in the United States

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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    Who the hell is Poppy Hollow . . . anyone know. Does it make her and expert since she showed up on numb nuts Piers Morgan show. Two idiots talking in the wind. What hell do we think is news anyway . . . a bunch of opinions. I for one am sick of this crap out of Piers Morgan . . . you are a mornon of the first degree . . . go back to the UK if you don't like our country and what we stand for.

    March 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mark G.

    The war on guns? I never heard that term before. Sounds like an attempt to make guns sound sinister. Without guns, we would all be slaves. How can you have a war on something that has saved us from slavery and oppression? Piers Morgan and his ilk are traitors to humanity. They should be scorned.

    March 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Selassie

      Guns freed who from slavery and oppression? I have never heard of guns freeing anyone in this country from slavery or oppression. Don't go around making MLK sound like a fool by saying that.

      May 18, 2013 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jamie

    i agree with restrictions on assualt weapons to a point. I think if you really cared that you would be asking why so many murders with pistols. Memphis and Chicago are killing themselves literally however you choose to go with the popluar topic. Lets get the facts right there are more people killed with pistols in the U.S, than assualt weapons. I dont think you really care you are out for yourself and popularity

    March 12, 2013 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
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