As Miller points out, the fingerprinting is done electronically, so how can they be lost?

Crickets.

The District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in America in which gun owners have to re-register their guns with the government every three years. The mandate was enforced at the beginning of this year. Now, the Metropolitan Police Department has been sending notices to residents with registered firearms to come down to their headquarters to be fingerprinted. The only problem is, most people are resisting the demand.

Fox 5’s Emily Miller, a proud gun owner herself, led an investigation into why these law-abiding gun owners were being dragged back to the police station. They were already fingerprinted when they first registered their guns, so why do they have to do it again? The answer is infuriating:

“According to City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, the police department lost the fingerprints.”

As Miller points out, the fingerprinting is done electronically, so how can they be lost?

Crickets.

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