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Clueless: The Misuse of Batf Firearms Tracing Data
Michigan State University Detroit College of Law Review (1999)
  • David B Kopel
Abstract

Sometimes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms traces the registered sales history of a gun which was used in a crime, or which has been seized by the police. Traced guns are not representative of the broader universe of crime guns. Accordingly, drawing public policy conclusions based on tracing data is unwise.

Keywords
  • firearms tracing,
  • BATF,
  • BATFE
Publication Date
1999
Citation Information
David B Kopel. "Clueless: The Misuse of Batf Firearms Tracing Data" Michigan State University Detroit College of Law Review Vol. 1999 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_kopel/31/