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Old May 20, 2011, 04:23 PM   #205
Spats McGee
Join Date: July 28, 2010
Location: Arkansas
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Yeah, I had actually started typing in a paragraph preceding the one you've quoted about "[mis]identifying military ordnance," but I think that it refers to explosives, at least in large part.

Also, note that:
Analysis of source location trace data for specific market area, when adjusted for time-to-crime, may not only reveal actional investigative leads, but also that secondary sources (e.g., gun shows, thefts and private sales) are a greater source of trafficked crime guns than licensed dealers.
p. 11-12

This tells me that somebody already suspected that FFLs weren't the real problem. I'm also bothered by the "gun shows" reference. Gun shows are nothing more than a collection of FFLs and private individuals, buying and selling. It's not like the gun show itself has anything for sale.
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