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If I could have only one item of gun regulation reform it would be this; every gun confiscated during the commission of a crime should be back tracked to determine how the gun fell into the criminals hands, and then this information must be made public.

I think this is already largely done. They just don't go and make an annoucement on the nightly news. It is usually part of the public police record.

For example, we already know that this kid stole the guns from his parents secured storage. We know with the shooting prior to this one that the guy bought them legally 1-2 years prior at different locations.

This alone would go miles towards stemming gun violence because the public will be outraged and demand action when they see how criminals actually get their guns and who is complicit in this trade.

In the case of most crime (street crime), IIRC the guns have been stolen and or obtained via other illegal means. I don't think this information would have the impact you expect it to have.
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