Considering recent gun violence headlines, Ohio is trying to do something about it that makes sense.
Recently it’s been hard to turn on the TV without seeing political pushes for gun control. Most of these pushes are out of fear and not from an area of understanding.
Thankfully, Ohio seems to be on the forefront of taking steps to curb gun violence without taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens.
Hamilton county, Ohio, which encompasses the city of Cincinnati, is working to acquire a high-tech gun tracking system that works directly with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN).
To be clear, this tracking system is not for law-abiding gun owners. It is only for criminals.
This new system will track shell casings from crime scenes which would expedite the perpetrator’s eventual arrest.
So what does all this mean? Well, to break it down, every bullet collected from a crime scene in the Cincinnati area will be tracked just like a fingerprint.
As the criminal fires his gun and keeps shooting and committing more crimes, he keeps leaving more bullet fingerprints. This creates a trail that will lead to eventual capture.
Currently, Hamilton county is trying to raise funds to get an NIBIN system in place for their area, but right now, it’s still a work in progress.
With systems like this, where bullets are tracked back to the guns being fired, each gun could logically only have so long of a trail before it would be too risky to use without capture.
Good thing for us, most criminals are stupid.
Taking away firearms from law-abiding Americans is not the answer. Making it harder for criminals to use a firearm is.
Remember, criminals are criminals because they don’t follow the law. No gun legislation in the world will matter to a criminal. Maybe one day certain politicians in Washington will understand that.