Re: Is this how it starts.
If the feds actually wanted to trace these firearms, they would contact the manufactures and find out where the firearm with that serial number went, then contact that party, and so on until the end of the line. At that point, either the firearm was stolen or sold in what may have been an illegal transaction. This is how it is done if a firearm is used in a crime. This is exactly how the BATFE normally does it
I don't think the point of this operation has anything to do with Mexico and guns for the drug lords.
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