Tuesday, October 2, 2012

David Codrea: Fusion Center gun tracing partnership erects structure on shaky foundation.

It would be instructive to look at the partners in this venture, and to assess the likelihood it will attain the stated goals, or perhaps some unstated ones, and if it does, what that will mean in terms of measurable reductions in violent crime. That they’re patterning themselves on the “successful model…in…New Jersey” ought to raise a red flag or two right off the bat.


David Forward said...

What shaky foundation? It's all for our own protection and security ...thrust them. Here's an example of how "beneficial" such fusion centers are for the good of all of us. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-massive-national-security-intelligence-program-collected-info-on-innocent-americans-not-terrorists/

Excerpt:"“The subcommittee investigation could identify no reporting which uncovered a terrorist threat, nor could it identify a contribution such fusion center reporting made to disrupt an active terrorist plot,” the report said.

When fusion centers did address terrorism, they sometimes did so in ways that infringed on civil liberties. The centers have made headlines for circulating information about Ron Paul supporters, the ACLU, activists on both sides of the abortion debate, war protesters and advocates of gun rights."

It's definitely worth reading the complete article.

Ike said...

Should be interesting.... By law, ATF cannot share firearms trace information except with the agency that originated the trace. However, that agency can then share trace information (name, address, etc.) with anyone without restriction. Mexico, for example. These "Fusion Centers" appear to be a means to evade the law.

My guess is there are more "fringe benefits" to the "Fusion Centers" than meet the eye.... A means of releasing more data to the anti-gun media than allowed by law.