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Gun tracking database - Great Success

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by usmarine0352_2005, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. usmarine0352_2005

    usmarine0352_2005 Senior Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    This can't be good.


  2. Duke of Doubt

    Duke of Doubt member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Makes no sense to me at all.

    Unless you get a serial killer using an autoloading pistol, same one for each crime, leaving brass at the scene, it's useless. Even given the above unlikely scenario, all you know is that you think the same gun was fired at each scene at some point in time, or someone tossed or dropped a casing from that gun there at some point. Which tells you very little, indeed.

    Must be why I've never seen that CSI junk science ever show up in a real criminal court.
  3. LKB3rd

    LKB3rd Active Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    I am all for solving crimes, and if they have a technique to do that, then great. The problem is, that we all know where this sort of thing always leads. Registration of all guns. And registration of guns always leads to confiscations historically.
  4. schumachiavelli

    schumachiavelli New Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    I'll don my flame suit now, because I gotta say I don't mind.
  5. Izaak Walton

    Izaak Walton New Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    1-Orlando police are bringing about 20 guns a week to be tested at the state lab. The program is funded by a federal grant.

    2-Meanwhile, the state is training three more lab techs who will to focus on the two-year backlog.

    3-Copyright 2009 by wftv.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    1- Where are the guns from, federal grant?
    2-Good, working to try to catch up.
    3-May not be
  6. beatcop

    beatcop Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    -Some states mandate by LAW that ballistic samples & or cases must be collected from LEO service weapons and stored. I believe some mandate the same for civilian handgun sales.

    - Some require all firearms seized as a result of a criminal investigation to be sampled and a chain of custody developed...ie track each owner over the years.

    -Same for gun buy-back programs...test it to see if it was used in a crime.

    This really isn't revolutionary. Weapons are "durable goods" that will last a few generations...if you can match the gun up to a particular crime, you may be able to solve a few...maybe.

    Initial purchases are ALREADY registered and some states require a form for ftf sales. Every 4473 form is stored at various levels...FFL holder, Local pd usually get's a notification of some sort, ATF records. Thank your local legislators.
  7. devildog4329

    devildog4329 Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    Falling Waters WV.-Mountain Momma
    The state of Maryland adopted a law a few years back where all hand guns in the state need to have a spent caseing sent to the state police before buying the weapon. This was to help catch criminals. The funny thing is that this new practice has not lead to a single arrest or conviction. Good wast of tax payers money. Most criminals dont follow the law ie thats why there a criminal. So why would they buy a legal gun and follow all the rules to own a gun.
  8. yokel

    yokel Participating Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    One of the great myths of this world is that gun control laws actually work.

    Time and time again the uninformed and feeble-minded rally against gun ownership as if it is the sin of the world and the lack of gun control has damned us all to hell on Earth.

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