Justice Plan Must Stop Felons From Buying Guns

The Justice Department is under orders from Congress to set up by next month a system gun dealers can use to identify felons who try to buy weapons.

But a Justice task force reported recently that an effective system is neither economicallly nor technically feasible now.

The report cited a lack of automated state criminal history records and a lack of trained law enforcement personnel as two of the reasons that an effective system could not be fielded quickly. Continue reading