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What's missing in US gun control scramble? Bullets for officers

from Reuters

In tracking down illegal weapons, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all. Bullets are one thing Sacramento Police Det. Greg Halstead can count on to root out weapons that otherwise would be impossible to find. They also largely are missing from the gun control debate in Washington. Halstead begins his day looking at a list of buyers, picking out the ones who aren't supposed to own ammunition — or guns. The thumbprint left by each prohibited buyer nearly is perfect evidence of crime. Although the gun control initiatives launched by President Barack Obama in response to December's Connecticut school massacre are the most sweeping in decades, they are more focused on guns than bullets and omitted several controls on ammunition that some law enforcement officials say could help. more


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