Investigating Gun Tracing

Number 28220
Subject Guns
Source NBC Bay Area
Year 2018
Publication Date February - September 2018
Summary Investigative Units from NBC Bay Area and NBC10 Philadelphia combined forces to uncover flaws in the way federal, state and local agents trace firearms through a technology meant to connect crimes through ballistics testing. While the technology is promising the team discovered, for the first time, that political infighting and sometimes simple bureaucratic inertia prevented the technology from even being consistently used, leaving some communities vulnerable to gun violence that could otherwise have been prevented.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords NBC Bay Area, NBC10 Philadelphia, guns, tracing, technology, violence, crimes, federal, state, local
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