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Each year, thousands of firearms are reported lost or stolen. The owners’ ability to adequately identify these firearms is central to law enforcement’s ability to investigate these crimes and losses.
Firearms tracing begins when a law enforcement agency discovers a firearm at a crime scene and seeks to learn the origin or background of that firearm in order to develop investigative leads. Tracing is a systematic process of tracking the movement of a firearm from its manufacture or from its introduction into U.S. commerce by the importer, through the distribution chain, i.e., wholesaler/retailer, to identify an unlicensed purchaser. That information can help to link a suspect to a firearm in a criminal investigation and identify potential traffickers.
originally posted by: Aeshma
a reply to: EternalSolace
I love Americans and their innate fear of anything to do with their guns. It's an immediate knee jerk reaction. " murca! # yah! Get the # away from my guns!"
originally posted by: cynicalheathen
Given what has happened before when the citizenry is disarmed, can you blame us?
We're just students of history.