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Sen. Chuck Schumer demands that U.S. Army's handgun supplier doesn’t sell arms to dealers doing business with criminals

He's hoping the bottom line will be mightier than the bullet.

Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday he wants the federal government to use its "massive purchasing power" to put the financial screws to gun manufacturers who deal with shady weapon sellers.

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Jennifer Fermino
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NY, NJ clergymen to lobby European gun makers to toughen rules for U.S. sales

WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the failure of Congress to act against gun violence, a group of clergy from New York and New Jersey is trying a new lobbying tactic — in Europe.

In a novel approach, the religious leaders fly across the Atlantic on Sunday to push European gun manufacturers, who have a roughly 25% share of the U.S. market, to apply some of the more stringent standards they already follow in their own countries to the weapons they sell in the U.S.

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DAN FRIEDMAN
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