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It’s unclear why Ohio leads all other states in boosting Ontario’s supply of crime guns. Experts say it could be the lack of specific laws regulating private sales of firearms and proximity to Canada.

But whether it’s Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, one connection between these five states is a major highway: the I-75, which runs from the tip of Florida up to the Great Lakes. Investigators said they are still investigating why Texas has become a top source state.

“There’s obviously a possibility that guns are coming up from those states through the I-75 corridor and right into the underbelly of Ontario,” ATF agent Taylor said. »