Who You Gonna Call?

Confirmation you should join the NRA to protect privacy and the rights of hackers to defend themselves.

The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday.

DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart said in a statement that the proposal memorialized in an employee’s email was only a suggestion, never authorized by her agency and never put into action. The AP also learned that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives did not authorize or approve the license plate surveillance plan.

A casual email suggestion warrants two separate high profile denials. That’s power. DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows.

I’m not sure where else you would investigate gun-trafficking but the bare mention of guns frightens off entire federal agencies.

To protect privacy, who you gonna call?

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