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  •  Probably pretty difficult. Remember that the (1+ / 0-)
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    theory is to add enough (non-burning) taggant to be able to trace the ammo which means using enough to make sure enough taggant sticks to the bullet (otherwise how would you trace it?).  Now, if you only care about using the taggants to trace pipe bombs made with smokeless powder it would probably be quite a bit easier.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 02:50:35 PM PDT

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    •  Reloaders recalculate all the time (1+ / 0-)
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      for different effects and different pellet weights. To make the calculation, they must have the relevant data on the powder's characteristics. Plugging in a different number into the calculation can't be that hard.
      Actually, I'd like to see the taggant in the pellet so that even a bullet fragment, devoid of powder, is still trackable to the final retail purchaser  (and taggant can be purchased as well, which takes care of reloaders that cast their own pellets).
      It would make people very careful about bullet control and as a bonus, it would mean that there'd be no reason to register guns or worry about background checks. You can have all the guns in the world as long as LE can track the batch of bullets from the manufacturer through the distribution chain to the final retail buyer.
      And anyone caught with "unsigned" bullets is assumed to be about to commit a murder, just as anyone busted with an ounce of coke is charged as a dealer.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 03:15:40 PM PDT

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