House panel wants more details on gun dealers

The House Oversight Committee is asking the Trump administration for detailed information on gun dealers who sell guns used in killings and other crimes. (MGN/file)
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WASHINGTON (AP) The House Oversight Committee is asking the Trump administration for detailed information on gun dealers who sell guns used in killings and other crimes.

Chairman Elijah Cummings said in a letter Friday to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that the panel is seeking documents on federally licensed dealers who have sold guns used in crimes since 2014.

The Democratic congressman from Maryland said gun violence has "caused communities across the country to suffer from the tragic loss of lives as well as the erosion of security in our public spaces."

He said the committee is "gravely concerned that current law enforcement efforts are not adequately addressing this crisis," adding that lawmakers are especially concerned about licensees who sell large numbers of guns used in serious crimes.