Southern Exports On The Iron Pipeline

Oct 25, 2017

The Peach State is a leading exporter of illegal firearms. That’s largely due to the I-95 corridor, where guns flow from Georgia to other parts of the country with stricter gun laws. This route’s nicknamed the Iron Pipeline. Many of the illegal weapons end up in New York City. We talk about this with BuzzFeed News National Editor Tina Susman and New York City’s Public Advocate, Tish James.

A former gun-runner who goes by the name of Stone Mountain Red explained how he got into the trafficking business.

“I'm from a small town that had no jobs. That's how I got in the game in the first place. And there was already too many people selling drugs, so I got caught up in weapons. Over the course of a lifetime I probably had anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 guns. I really don't have a count. If someone wanted to buy a gun right now, I could get him a gun this evening. Those are the easiest weapons to buy."