The Low-Tech Way Guns Get Traced


May 20, 2013


The reality of how gun sales records are accessed turns out to be surprisingly low-tech. The trace begins after police seize a gun at a crime scene and then reach out to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. — the one place in the country that can investigate where the gun came from.
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