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Tracing Weapons Back To Owners Isn't Easy. A Beginners Guide to the Process

Resource: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/gun-crime-tracing-weapons-difficult_n_2572908.html?utm_hp_ref=crime
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In the fictional world of television police dramas, a few quick clicks on a computer lead investigators to the owner of a gun recovered at a bloody crime scene. Before the first commercial, the TV detectives are on the trail of the suspect.

Reality is a world away. There is no national database of guns. Not of who owns them, how many are sold annually or even how many exist.




I can across this and I thought it would be a good share. There are a lot of us (me included) that don't have a clue how the system works. This is worth the time to read it and help us better understand a system we know little or nothing about.




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Posts: News / Tracing Weapons Back To Owners Isn't Easy. A Beginners Guide to the Process

Posted By: Jason
01/29/13 03:24 PM

I was startled by some of this article:

"Those records come in all different shapes and forms. We have to digitally image them, we literally take a picture of it," Houser said. "We have had rolls of toilet paper or paper towels ... because they (dealers) did not like the requirement to keep records."

Seriously? For all the damn forms the government has, no one has standardized the required record keeping for FFL's? Can we say simple steps to help enforce laws?