Tracing Handguns: Local & Global Perspectives

Guest Host:

Diane Vogel
Tracing Handguns: Local & Global Perspectives

We examine the pathways of legal and illegal handguns across the country, and find out why federal agencies are prohibited from sharing "trace data" about gun sales with the public.

Every handgun used in a crime has a unique story. It may have been made in Hungary or Brazil, sold at a mom-and-pop store or a pawn shop, and traded or bartered dozens of times. We examine the pathways handguns take from manufacture to use and explore the challenge of addressing "crime guns," while respecting the rights of law-abiding dealers and owners.


Edgar Domenech

Special Agent in Charge, Washington Field Division at Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Lawrence Keane

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, National Shooting Sports Foundation

Cheryl Thompson

Investigative Reporter, Washington Post

David Fallis

Investigative Reporter, Washington Post

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