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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 05 2016, @08:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the use-virtual-reality,-instead? dept.

Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity.

Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in Del Mar, not far from the Mexican border.

Agents then compared that information to cars that crossed the border, hoping to find gun smugglers, according to the documents and interviews with law-enforcement officials with knowledge of the operation.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/gun-show-customers-license-plates-come-under-scrutiny-1475451302

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  • (Score: 2) by mhajicek on Wednesday October 05 2016, @04:23PM

    by mhajicek (51) on Wednesday October 05 2016, @04:23PM (#410683)

    If the government really cares about reducing gun smuggling maybe they should stop smuggling guns.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 05 2016, @07:58PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 05 2016, @07:58PM (#410792)

    I assume you refer to Operation Fast and Furious [legalinsurrection.com], wherein gun control agencies knowingly funneled US-made firearms to Mexican cartel criminals in the hopes that said firearms would be used in crimes, crimes which in turn would be used to push for more illegal US gun control laws.