Originally Posted by chuckusaret
The maintained 4473 is worthless, IMO, it tracks the weapon to the original buyer who could have since sold it. IMO, based on the number of gun purchases across the US in the past 20 years makes it almost impossible to solve a crime based on manufacturers/distributors shipment information and the 4473. What about the boxes of 4473's turned in when the FFLsurrenders his license and stored at the ATF storage facility. To locate an individual form would be time consuming, labor intensive and very costly. I am sure that a very small percentage of gun crimes are solved by the 4473, but does not justify the tons of paperwork generated.
So, what are you saying? The guns need to be registered to facilitate tracking and crime solving? The turned in 4473's need to be digitized?
The 4473's should just be shredded because it is to costly and time consuming to look stuff up? The whole 4473 idea needs to be scrapped as it does nothing?