A former police officer who prefers to remain anonymous writes:
For those readers of this site who believe a firearms registry already exists, this won’t be a surprise. For those who have doubts, maybe this will show otherwise. I had a long career in law enforcement, working some interesting cases. One case in particular opened my eyes as to how all inclusive the NICS system is, and how long the non records are recorded for record keeping sake. The case involved tracking a bad guy before, during and after his deed . . .
I’ll try not to lose you in the weeds here, but some detail is in order. When most, if not all police officers check someone to see if they are wanted, it involves an in-state check and a nationwide check.
Let’s say you get pulled over for speeding. Besides checking to see if your driver’s license is valid, you are also run through a statewide database and the national database known as NCIC. That stands for National Crime Information Center. This is to see if that warrant out of Georgia is still there since you moved to Nevada.
Each and every time a check is run, it’s recorded. And archived. They record who or what was checked, which agency checked and, if the officer is using an in-car computer, which officer did the checking.
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