If exporting arms from the US is not generally illegal, (I don't know if that is the case), then perhaps the indictment had to be precise, ie Importing arms into Canada.
Just a guess.
I notice that if the jury find him guilty of being "responsible for the crimes that were committed in Canada using the guns he smuggled across the border", then this could have far reaching consequences for other gun runners.
I hope they find him guilty of that.
Charged in Chicago with importing guns into Canada?
It's against Canadian law to import guns.
Since he is being charged in Chicago, I wonder why he wasn't charged with exporting them illegally.
U.S. court to decide if gun smuggler responsible for crimes involving his weapons
The armed men wore masks when they crowbarred their way into the Nguyen family's home near the spiralling roller coaster tracks of the Canada's Wonderland amusement park.
One of them had a gun. He held it to the head of Manh Nguyen while his partner searched the home for valuables.
The gun was a Taurus 85, a 38-calibre lightweight revolver with a 3-1/2-inch barrel. And like dozens of the handguns used by Ontario criminals, it had been smuggled across the border by a crooked American gun dealer named Ugur Yildiz.