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Can’t make this stuff up

Just thought I’d pass this on. If you ever get into an argument with a gun nut, which I don’t recommend, ask them to justify this:

There’s no telling how many guns we have in America—and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated. On purpose.

Vvia GQ, though I originally got there from Hullabaloo.

They got a law passed many years ago that expressly forbade the use of computers to keep track of gun registrations. So you can safely leave your gun at the scene of the crime and it’s almost impossible to figure out who owns it. You have to register your car, and the cops can identify you in a heartbeat if they have your license number, but the serial number of a gun is almost useless.

Is there another country on earth that has a criminal’s lobby?

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