Feds: Police often skip 'trace data' in gun crimes, may not be aware of access

P1 talked to an ATF spokesperson, who provided the following information:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has extended its ongoing commitment to the law enforcement community by providing approved agencies with a paperless firearm trace submission system that is readily accessible through the internet. More infomation on e-trace (pdf) 

Local agencies are encouraged to contact their field divison PIO.
Find regional contact info here.

To find the firearms trace data (firearms recoveries) in your state click here.

By Kevin Johnson

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