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.