N.J. police target gun traffickers


Correction printed by The Bergen Record: An article about a new state program tracing illegal guns should have said that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives maintains a database that tracks information about guns recovered at crime scenes. It does not track all weapons sold in the nation.

By Heather Haddon
The Record

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — A new state program is gathering unprecedented information about illegal guns traveling into New Jersey, and police expect to tap those data this year as part of a statewide crackdown on weapons used in violent crimes.

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