Pennsylvania’s top cop has introduced track-and-trace technology in an attempt to reduce gun crime, presenting an opportunity for makers of the technology.
Josh Shapiro, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, says he hopes departments around the state will start implementing the e-trace program, which aims to help create a clear timeline of where a weapon has been from the first day it is purchased.
It is hoped it will help reduce gun crime, by giving law enforcers a clearer picture of the history of a weapon.
As of last year, Pennsylvania ranked 31st for gun crime in the US, with 11.9 deaths per 100,000 people.
The process will start by giving retailers an online system to inform state police of a gun purchase. Currently, it is done by a handwritten form.
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