the smuggling of guns or other ammunition into a country.

1880–85; gun1 + running

gunrunner, noun Unabridged
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gunrunning (ˈɡʌnˌrʌnɪŋ)
the smuggling of guns and ammunition or other weapons of war into a country

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The term gunrunning brings to mind images of swift boats landing rifles on shadowy and foreign shores.
Sets penalties for gunrunning for illegally selling three or more weapons and raises penalty for selling guns on school property.
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