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Microdots for Firearms

I was talking with a colleague today about the raids on the Mongols clubhouses, apparently it resulted in the seizure of dozens of illegal firearms that are rendered untraceable by the bikers, they remove serial numbers and swap parts around. But the colleague posed this question to me, and I couldn't give him a reasonable answer.

Why can't firearms be covered in microdots like new cars are?

On many new vehicles RF microdots get dispersed by the million in paints, adhesives and rubbers on many new vehicles and are almost impossible to eliminate completely. They are tiny the size of a grain of dust, and the volume and scale means it's effectively impossible to remove them all.

It seems like a reasonable idea?
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Re: Microdots for Firearms

Reply #1
What good will that do?

You'll find its a stolen gun. Now what?

Why don't you simply say that if you are in possession of a gun that has its serial number filed off then you get the maximum penalty allowable under whatever law they deem appropriate.

Re: Microdots for Firearms

Reply #2
What good will that do?

You'll find its a stolen gun. Now what?

Why don't you simply say that if you are in possession of a gun that has its serial number filed off then you get the maximum penalty allowable under whatever law they deem appropriate.
Sorry I didn't give you the full background of the discussion, my associate was talking about how firearms get into the hands of the bikies. It's about trading and trafficking in illegal firearms, and how if you can provide traceability it can allow you to assert a tighter regime of control.

It's the inverse of the car part problem. With car parts they can ID the parts easily, but finding a stolen part among millions of legitimate parts out in the real world is not easy, but as my colleague points virtually all guns seized in a raid are effectively illegal but they have had their identity removed so they are untraceable!
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