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WATCH: How lax gun laws enable gun traffickers

Gun crimes have taken on a higher profile since the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Gun crimes have taken on a higher profile since the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. An NBC News investigation uncovers how loopholes can make it easy for convicted criminals to get their hands on guns. Law enforcement officials say serious gaps in the nation’s gun laws make it hard for them to do their jobs.

NBC’s Michael Isikoff reports.