You know on CSI or whatever cop show when they find the gun at the crime scene? Then the cop types the serial number into his computer and up pops the guns registered owner?
Well all that seems very sensible, that you should be able to get that information in a timely and efficient manner doesn’t it?
Except that’s not the way it works. The USA, by law, does not have a searchable database of guns. It’s not even allowed to put the information on computer.
And why not? Because of the NRA, and the gun manufacturers lobby, as if you couldn’t guess.
Read this, it’s a bit long, but absolutely eye popping.