Louis Weiers is a resident agent in charge for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the Pittsburgh field office. (Photo by Guy Wathen/PublicSource)
Addiction is what moves a gun from a family collection in the suburbs to places like Pittsburgh, where illegal guns drive violence.
A Glock .45 is not a banknote. But for those in the deepest thralls of opioid addiction, it might as well be hard currency.
“It breaks my heart sometimes,” says Louis Weiers, a resident agent in charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [ATF] in the Pittsburgh field office.
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