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Subject: Re: Idea for gun control Date: 12/16/2012 4:43 PM
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Fat chance.

The ATF found and tested a way to put taggants into dynamite, so that illicit bombs could be tracked back through the distribution chain and we could figure out how explosives were getting outside the legitimate channels of contractors, road builders, and so on.

They ran a preliminary test through the Dupont manufacturing process and out into the field. (The taggants are micro-particle size shards of layered paint (not precisely, but close enough); after the fact you find a couple of them, deconstruct the layers, look up the manufacturers code, they tell you where they sold it, done.)

As luck would have it, there was actually a bomb constructed during this small test, the taggants worked as advertised, the police were able to find out where the explosives were sold and track down the bomb maker, who was convicted and sent to prison.

Great idea, no? The NRA lobbied against it and the program was dismantled and ended. Except in Sweden, where it continues to this day.

http://www.livedash.com/transcript/forensic_files-(tagging_a...

If there is the slightest shard of "responsibility" attached to something gun related or "explosive", you can be sure the NRA will be against it.
 
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