After gun crime, weapon history takes time to find By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, AP 3 hours ago This photo taken Jan. 23, 2013 shows Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms an... WASHINGTON — 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. Federal law bars the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from keeping track of guns. The only time the government can track the history of a gun, including its first buyer and seller, is after it's used in a crime. <COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL REMOVED> ___ Associated Press reporter Eileen Sullivan contributed to this report. <PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE HERE:> link:http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130129/US.Tracing.Guns/ This is the way it's supposed to be but is this the way it really is?